News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 16, 2013

Indiana State University governance groups oppose HJR-6


The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Indiana State University’s Faculty Senate, Staff Council and Student Government Association have voted in opposition to a proposed amendment (HJR-6) to the Indiana constitution which would define marriage as being between one man and one woman, university officials announced today.

Their actions are in keeping with the university’s handbook policy which prohibits discrimination and harassment based on several factors including sexual orientation, university President Daniel J. Bradley stated.

“Our governance groups saw this as a human rights issue that not only contradicts our current policy but, if adopted, could impact the University’s ability to attract and retain faculty, staff and students,” said Bradley.

Bradley indicated he had shared the actions of the governance groups with the university’s Board of Trustees but no further action would be required since university policy already is in place.