2 more universities join fight against marriage amendment

2013-11-04T18:41:00Z 2013-11-04T18:52:07Z 2 more universities join fight against marriage amendmentBy Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078 nwitimes.com
November 04, 2013 6:41 pm  • 

INDIANAPOLIS | Two additional universities have joined Freedom Indiana in seeking to defeat a proposed amendment adding the state's existing ban on gay marriage and a new prohibition on civil unions to the Indiana Constitution.

In a joint statement released Monday, the presidents of Wabash College and DePauw University declare the amendment would compromise the spirit of openness and inclusion vital to academic inquiry and limit their ability to attract the best faculty and students.

The schools join Indiana University, the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce and several major employers in opposing the measure.

If the proposed amendment is approved by the Republican-controlled General Assembly next year, Hoosier voters will decide at the Nov. 4, 2014, election whether to ratify it.

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