The situation raises issues of "appropriateness"
expression, and whether the "time, place, and manner" was
appropriate--that is, did the decorations significantly hinder
the functioning of the university? The incident really speaks to
a university's desire to control what information is disseminated
on its campus vs. the needs of minority groups which express
their own tastes and values in unorthodox ways. In this case, a
sit-in by gay students produced results in the form of a
"contract," funds for gay speakers, and creation of a set of courses
relevant to gay issues.