Purdue University is staying out of the same-sex marriage debate
Posted: 10/30/2013 at 12:34 pm
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Supporters of gay marriage embrace outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2013, after the court cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California's gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower court rulings striking down the ban. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
One day after Indiana University announced it has joined a bipartisan campaign fighting the proposed amendment, Purdue on Tuesday said it would remain neutral on the issue.
Spokeswoman Julie Griffith tells the Journal & Courier that Purdue traditionally has declined to comment on social issues that are being debated in the public arena.
The General Assembly approved the proposed ban in 2011, but the current Legislature would need to approve it again before it would go to voters in a statewide referendum. Indiana law already bars same-sex marriage, but backers of the constitutional ban say it would provide an impediment to potential court decisions that would overturn the state law.