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(post mainly from: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/13/gwendolyn-boyd-alab... few details from some Goog'd sites)
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Gwen Boyd is Alabama State University's incoming prez next month, overseeing 12,000 students at the historic African-American college. She enters with a pretty nice package--governor's fine home, $300K salary, $1000/mo. car allowance, a university CC, and $10K to help move from MD. Ms. Boyd's contract contains a short clause which states:

For so long as Dr. Boyd is president and a single person, she shall not be allowed to cohabit in the president's residence with any person with whom she has a "romantic relation."

2 attorneys weighed in on this controversial proviso. Ray Cotton, DC contract lawyer, said....

I don't know of any state that has the right to invade someone's residence, even if the state owns that residence...to dictate what kind of romantic relationship you can have in that facility. I mean, she's not in prison!

Renowned Constitutional lawyer Jonathan Turley called the contract "presumptively unlawful, clearly insulting" and raising serious questions about invasion of privacy and discrimination on a gender basis. Turley went a step further than Cotton, however, chastising Boyd for signing such a demeaning document. Boyd stated simply that she's fine with her no hanky-lanky clause since living alone suits her fine.

(Boyd is 58, generally past an age when erotic pleasures from overnight dalliances aren't a priority anyway??)

ASU's board of directors, who negotiated Boyd's contract, has 11 members, with GOP governors like the current Robert Benchley free to appoint 8. Appointments to the board must be confirmed by the AL St. Senate, currently 23 R, 11 D. AL has voted R in the last 9 presidential elections clear back to 1980. One board member defended the Boyd document with a nebulous "...preserves the campus spirit." Seems to me it preserves, instead, a part of Republican ideology.

Hail to an institution of higher learning in the great state of Alabama--champion of the preservation of women's virtue.
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