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Indiana State University groups affirm opposition to gay marriage ban

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Indiana State University’s faculty, staff and student groups have joined Indiana’s growing collegiate opposition to the state’s proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

Indiana-State-UniversityISU’s Faculty Senate, Staff Council and Student Government Association have all taken votes affirming their opposition to the proposal.

School President Daniel J. Bradley said Monday in a statement that the groups’ actions are in keeping with ISU policies barring discrimination and harassment based on several factors, including sexual orientation.

Faculty Senate chairman Steve Lamb tells the Tribune-Star the group’s vote opposing the constitutional amendment was broadly supported, but some faculty “think we ought to keep our nose out of state politics.”

Faculty at Indiana University, Purdue, Ball State, Butler and other Indiana schools have all gone on record opposing the proposed constitutional amendment.

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28 more reader comments:

  1. I hope Indiana passes a same sex law soon otherwise my wife and I will be leaving Indiana.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 3:55pm
  2. Gotsta hurt their enrollment count.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 4:08pm
  3. No, if anything it will INCREASE enrollment.

    Replied on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 6:48pm
  4. Do you think the LGBTQ will go there now?

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 12:05am
  5. Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN is JUST as backwards on this issue. I thought we had problems in Oklahoma, well, yeah, it’s pretty bad here too, I guess.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 4:11pm
  6. No, they Oppose a Ban on same sex marriage in the Indiana State Constitution.

    Replied on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 6:49pm
  7. Inbred hicks.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 4:49pm
  8. You clearly need to work on your reading comprehension because you are making yourself out to be a fool.

    Replied on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 6:50pm
  9. Do people really comprehend what they read? They affirm their OPPOSITION to a gay marriage BAN. That means they are against a ban on gay marriage. That is good.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 5:12pm
  10. Sometimes you just have to take people by the mental hand and walk them through a sentence.

    Replied on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:55pm
  11. I'm sorry, but were you dropped on your head at birth? You're the first commentor, so how/who could say the opposite?

    Replied on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:14pm
  12. Top comment, not first.

    Replied on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:17pm
  13. Sorry, Thomas, but you just won the coveted Derp Award.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:05am
  14. I think some people here have got the wrong end of the stick. Indiana State does not approve of discrimination and does not want a constitutional ban on equal marriage. They OPPOSE THE BAN!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 5:16pm
  15. chriton. thanks for the info dude….DUH

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 5:57pm
  16. Thanks for being on the side of equality.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 6:04pm
  17. Ozz, I think you’re referring to Tennessee.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 6:11pm
  18. When are we going to stop calling it gay marriage and just call it marriage?

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 6:40pm
  19. When everyone is equal.

    Replied on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 6:50pm
  20. SO YOUNG AND SO SCREWED UP ALREADY!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 7:11pm
  21. Good for you, ISU! Government is supposed to protect the rights of its citizens, not take them away.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 7:38pm
  22. I went to school there and was a speaking seat member of the Student Senate for my fraternity. I’m excited to see that there are small beacons of equality in a state full of darkness.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:50pm
  23. My son just graduated from ISU and I’m proud they have also jumped on the bandwagon….

    Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:48pm
  24. I wish more universities would do this in states that are against gay marriage

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 12:52am
  25. The wording can be confusing, if one isn’t paying attention.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:53am
  26. As well they should!! It will keep the 6 Bishops busy for weeks.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 2:47am
  27. The wording is unnecessarily complex. Every elementary school kid used to be taught to avoid double negatives. I guess that’s asking too much today.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 5:48am
  28. Good for them. Stand tall Indiana!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 8:15am