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House Joint Resolution 6
On October 28, Indiana University announed that it had joined the Freedom Indiana coalition, a bipartisan grassroots campaign to oppose the constitutional amendment proposed in House Joint Resolution 6 (HJR6) that seeks to define marriage as between a man and a woman. The following day, the University Faculty Council agreed with the university and formed a resolution in support of the opposition. The resolution "urges faculty governance bodies at all IU campuses to adopt resolutions" supporting the opposition and the university's decision to join the Freedom Indiana coalition.
In the spirit of the UFC resolution, the Indianapolis Faculty Council unanimously voted to approve this campus's resolution as follows. Faculty governance leaders at IUPUI have been asked to form resolutions as well.
Resolution to Support the
Freedom Indiana Coalition and Indiana University
In Opposition of House Joint Resolution 6
Indianapolis Faculty Council
Approved: November 5, 2013
Whereas Indiana University joined the Freedom Indiana coalition, a bipartisan grassroots campaign to oppose the constitutional amendment proposed in House Joint Resolution 6 (HJR6) that seeks to define marriage as between a man and a woman,
Whereas President McRobbie has stated the proposed amendment “runs counter to IU’s deeply held values” of tolerance,
Whereas Indiana University believes HJR6 would cause prospective and current faculty, staff, and students to feel unwelcome and be “a disincentive to locate in Indiana, adding to the state’s challenges to remain economically competitive,”
Whereas the University Faculty Council supports the action of the university in joining the coalition,
And Whereas Indiana University joins notable Indiana businesses working to ensure the state Constitution is not altered to enshrine intolerance “that is not representative in the best of Hoosier values,”
We, the IUPUI Faculty Council, support the action of President McRobbie and the University Faculty Council to join Freedom Indiana and oppose the amendment proposed in HJR6.