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Indiana State groups affirm opposition to gay marriage ban

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 8:24 am

TERRE HAUTE — Indiana State University's faculty, staff and student groups have joined Indiana's growing collegiate opposition to the state's proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage.

ISU's Faculty Senate, Staff Council and Student Government Association have all taken votes affirming their opposition to the proposal.

School President Daniel J. Bradley said Monday in a statement that the groups' actions are in keeping with ISU policies barring discrimination and harassment based on several factors, including sexual orientation.

Faculty Senate chairman Steve Lamb tells the Tribune-Star the group's vote opposing the constitutional amendment was broadly supported, but some faculty "think we ought to keep our nose out of state politics."

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