BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University has joined a bipartisan
campaign fighting a proposed state constitutional amendment that would ban
The university announced Monday it was joining Freedom Indiana, a
coalition that includes Eli Lilly & Co., Cummins Inc. and the Indianapolis
Chamber of Commerce.
IU President Michael McRobbie says the amendment would turn some
prospective employees away from Indiana and increase the state's
challenges remaining economically competitive.
The General Assembly approved the proposed ban in 2011, but the current
Legislature would need to approve it again before it would go to voters in
a statewide referendum. Indiana law already bars same-sex marriage, but
backers of the constitutional ban say it would provide an impediment to
potential court decisions that would overturn the state law.