ISU Opposes Marriage Amendment

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Another college is opposing a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would further define marriage. Indiana State University says its faculty senate, staff council and student government association are against the potential change. President Daniel Bradley says the opposition follows university guidelines prohibiting discrimination. Indiana University, Ball State University and the University of Evansville are some of the other high-profile institutions in the state that are opposing HJR-6.

December 16, 2013

News Release

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Indiana State University's Faculty Senate, Staff Council and Student Government Association have voted in opposition to a proposed amendment (HJR-6) to the Indiana constitution which would define marriage as being between one man and one woman, university officials announced today.

Their actions are in keeping with the university's handbook policy which prohibits discrimination and harassment based on several factors including sexual orientation, university President Daniel J. Bradley stated.

"Our governance groups saw this as a human rights issue that not only contradicts our current policy but, if adopted, could impact the University's ability to attract and retain faculty, staff and students," said Bradley.

Bradley indicated he had shared the actions of the governance groups with the university's Board of Trustees but no further action would be required since university policy already is in place.

Source: Indiana State University