This whole episode has been very disappointing for us former students. I entered TAMU as a freshman in 1986, shortly after the GSS was granted by the federal district court the right to assemble and receive funding.
The lawsuit the GSS brought in 1977 wasn't resolved until 1985. This federal court backing of the GSS assertions of constitutional rights paved the way for all other universities.
When considering the issues here, please be aware that the student council is hardly representative of the student body. I lived on campus for 3 years and I can't think of anyone who actually voted or cared about the student senate.
Lastly, also consider this bill was proposed by a _sophomore_ political science major. Hardly the age and experience to fully understand the bigger picture outside of his worldview.
This does give the university a black eye, but at the same time shows how one young man living on the north side of campus can have his ideas catapulted around the world (even to Costa Rica where I live)
Edit: Thanks, Todd Class of '90