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Butler Joins IU, Purdue in Opposing HJR-6

11/21/2013

Butler University announced Thursday that it is joining the list of universities and businesses in Indiana which oppose House Joint Resolution 6 (HJR-6) which creates a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

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Butler President James Danko says the university is "an institution where all people are welcome and valued, regardless of gender, sexual orientation religion or ethnicity."  He says a ban on gay marriage would make it more difficult for Butler and all Indiana employers "to compete for diverse and talented faculty, staff and students."

Butler joins Indiana University, Purdue University and Ball State University, among others which oppose the resolution.  Companies such as Eli Lilly & Co., Emmis Communications (parent company of 93 WIBC) and Cummins also oppose HJR-6.

A formal resolution opposing the measure will be considered by Butler's Student Government Association at their next meeting on December 4.

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