WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - The Purdue University Senate has approved a
resolution opposing Indiana’s proposed constitutional ban on same-sex
The senate’s members approved by a wide margin Monday a resolution that says
the body “strongly urges” the General Assembly and Gov. Mike Pence to oppose
adoption of the proposed constitutional amendment. If state lawmakers
approve that measure it would go before Indiana voters on a referendum.
The Journal & Courier reports that Purdue’s senate was originally planning
to only discuss the matter, but senators temporarily suspended the rules so
that the resolution could be voted on. The university senate includes
faculty, students, staff and administrators.
Opponents of Indiana’s proposed gay marriage ban say it would be contrary to
Purdue’s equal opportunity policies and would harm university recruitment.