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Purdue University Senate opposes HJR-6

The Purdue University Senate has adopted a resolution opposing a ban on gay marriage.

Members voted yesterday to oppose House Joint Resolution-6.

The University Senate measure states the amendment is "contrary to the values and policies" of the university and would hurt employee recruitment and retention efforts.

It does not urge the Purdue Board of Trustees to take a stand on the issue.

The University Senate also does not have the authority to join Freedom Indiana, a coalition of businesses and organizations campaigning against HJR-6.

Indiana University was the first to join Freedom Indiana in opposing the ban.

Depauw University, Wabash College, and Ball State have since become a part of the coalition.

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