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University of Southern Indiana faculty votes to oppose Ind. gay marriage ban

Saturday, December 14, 2013
University of Southern Indiana

University of Southern Indiana in Evansville.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The University of Southern Indiana’s Faculty Senate has voted to oppose Indiana’s proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

Eight senators voted in favor of a motion that opposes the ban, three voted against it and two abstained during Friday’s Faculty Senate meeting at a packed hall on the Evansville campus.

The motion states that proposed gay marriage ban “is not consistent with the best interests of the faculty, staff and students of USI,” reported the Evansville Courier & Press.

It also encourages the school’s administration and the Indiana General Assembly to oppose the ban.

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

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32 more reader comments:

  1. A far cry from Purdue where friend of mine went. He posted a pic of him kissing his boyfriend on Facebook and there were over a hundred homophobic comments from fellow students. People they had to see everyday tried to dehumanize them as much as possible. It’s good to see that on the other side of the state there is some intelligence.

    Posted on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 6:45pm
  2. why can;t you be happy with this..,,,

    Replied on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 7:38pm
  3. Why can't you use proper grammar?

    Replied on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 7:44pm
  4. Thank you… :)

    Posted on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 6:45pm
  5. move to Canada (y) We don’t have to face that in our schools

    Posted on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 6:46pm
  6. Things like this make me hate my own state.

    Posted on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 6:54pm
  7. Purdue opposes it too.

    Posted on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 6:56pm
  8. Proud of my professors. But the president opposed the motion

    Posted on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 7:02pm
  9. Good!

    Posted on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 7:25pm
  10. I grew up in Indiana (Highland). Not a gay friendly place to be.

    Posted on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 7:38pm
  11. Awesome!!:)

    Posted on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 7:39pm
  12. Let the sit ins begin

    Posted on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 7:55pm
  13. Academics– our reliable friends. :D

    Posted on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 8:23pm
  14. #UoSI/equalitymust.

    Posted on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 8:31pm
  15. :D

    Posted on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 9:11pm
  16. Well would you look at that!!! All the universities are making the educated decision about equal rights. Too bad all the uneducated people who support the ban are unable to see the error in their way of thinking.

    Posted on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 10:46pm
  17. In time, sadly it will take a lot of it, but im of the impression the artificiality of our society will begin to ware thin and people will realise its very important to be real and not what other people want to see; There are very few real Hetrosexuals on this Planet.

    Posted on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11:07pm
  18. We have gay marriage here! Come have your wedding in beautiful Vermont and spend your money supporting our local economy!

    Posted on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11:09pm
  19. Good Job!

    Posted on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11:55pm
  20. GREAT JOB!
    Concerning The Social/
    Economic Structure.

    Posted on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 12:02am
  21. Mary Anton

    Posted on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 12:48am
  22. Shame on you Indiana!

    Posted on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 1:33am
  23. How JUDGEMENTAL some IDIOT PEOPLE R !!!

    Posted on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 1:42am
  24. But it’s okay for the Gay people to pay taxes but not to have equal rights . Wrong . All humans deserve the same consideration . No one is forcing anyone to do something they don’t want, but everyone should have the right to be loved

    Posted on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 1:54am
  25. The 6 Bishops will probably have apoplexy….

    Posted on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 1:57am
  26. KKK was very strong in Indiana also.

    Posted on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2:18am
  27. Good for them

    Posted on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 3:32am
  28. Just wondering if the intelligent people in Indiana who support human rights equality are a minority …. usually think of Indiana as an extension of the racist, bigoted deep South into the mid-West

    Posted on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 3:44am
  29. I’m very proud of my university.

    Posted on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 5:03am
  30. Maybe all gay nation and supporters should withhold taxes. That should stir them.

    Posted on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 7:18am
  31. Yip can take my money but not the sexuality. .. I vote to stop paying taxes.

    Posted on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 1:09pm
  32. I use to be proud to say I was borned and raised in Indiana, but I think I’ll change my mind. ….

    Posted on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 1:13pm