Saturday, November 23, 2013

Purdue Senate Urges Defeat of Marriage Amendment

The Purdue University Senate has passed a resolution urging the defeat of House Joint Resolution 6 on the basis that it would be contrary to Purdue's equal opportunity policies and would be detrimental university recruitment of faculty and other employees. The resolution reads, “The Purdue University Senate opposes the Indiana State Constitutional amendment concerning marriage (HJR-6) and therefore strongly urges the Indiana General Assembly and the Governor of Indiana to oppose adoption of HJR-6.” Meanwhile, with leadership from President Jo Ann Gora, Ball State has aligned itself the Freedom Indiana coalition opposed to the amendment. Purdue administration has not yet taken a position on the amendment. Read more from the Purdue Senate vote J&C here.