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Monday, November 18, 2013

Ind. Gov't - "Purdue University Senate this afternoon approved a resolution that said it was in opposition to House Joint Resolution 6" [Updated]

So reported Hayleigh Colombo at 3:47 PM on the Lafayette Journal-Courier webpage. More:

The University Senate approved a resolution that said it was in opposition to House Joint Resolution 6 * * *.

Opponents of the proposed gay marriage ban say it would be contrary to Purdue's equal opportunity policies and would harm university recruitment.

University Senators approved the resolution by a wide margin. They were originally planning to only discuss the matter but senators temporarily suspended the rules so that the resolution could be voted on.

The ILB does not know the significance of a Purdue University Senate vote, and the story does not explain.

[Updated] The LJC story has been updated. A quote:

Although the move doesn’t express the university’s viewpoint as a whole, President Mitch Daniels said it should give legislators a general idea of where key stakeholders stand.

“This isn’t the only voice of Purdue but it’s the most important single voice we have,” said Daniels, who as Indiana governor in 2007 talked about his support for the constitutional ban. “We’ve heard from two significant groups already. That should express a pretty broad consensus.”

Purdue Student Government passed a resolution last week opposing HJR-6.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 18, 2013 03:55 PM
Posted to Indiana Government