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Friday, November 15, 2013

Ind. Gov't. - "Ball State joins coalition opposing proposed state amendment against same-sex marriage"

Seth Slabaugh of the Muncie Star-Press reports in a story picked up this morning in the Lafayette C-J:

The University Senate passed a motion reading:

“It is moved that Senate request the university administration make the following statement. In light of the ongoing debates around House Joint Resolution 6, Ball State University reaffirms our commitment to diversity and tolerance. We believe that providing a welcoming and supportive environment is not only morally right but also economically sound. To attract the best and brightest students and the most talented faculty and staff, we need to recognize the diverse needs of the university community. On behalf of its faculty, staff and students, Ball State opposes adoption of House Joint Resolution 6 and supports the goals of the Freedom Indiana organization.”

The administration of President Jo Ann Gora asked University Senate to approve the motion and helped draft its language.

She told The Star Press the only action the administration needs to take now is to publicize BSU’s position, which she noted “represents the interests and concerns of faculty, staff and students.”

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 15, 2013 07:58 AM
Posted to Indiana Government