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LOUGAINIS CRITICIZES NOTRE DAME’S POLICY TO BAN GAY GROUPS

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Greg Louganis says Notre Dame needs to face the reality of gay students.

The Catholic university's administration refused to recognize a campus gay and lesbian group and banned it from meeting on campus."I'm not political, but (Notre Dame's policy) is a very narrow-minded view," the former Olympic diver said before a campus speech Tuesday.

"It's as if they're saying we don't exist. They may not agree or understand, but we exist," he said.

Louganis won two gold medals each in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. In February, he announced he has AIDS.

Notre Dame officials have said that if the university worked with the group, it would appear it was sanctioning a lifestyle the church opposes.