WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Purdue University isnít taking sides in the
fight over a proposed state constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex
One day after Indiana University announced it has joined a bipartisan
campaign fighting the proposed amendment, Purdue on Tuesday said it would
remain neutral on the issue.
Spokeswoman Julie Griffith tells the Journal & Courier that Purdue
traditionally has declined to comment on social issues that are being
debated in the public arena.
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.