Dear President Danko,
As students, staff, and faculty of Butler University we oppose House Joint Resolution 6 which would amend the Indiana constitution to define marriage as:
*Only a marriage between one (1) man and one (1) woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Indiana.
*A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized.
This amendment directly conflicts with Butler’s Community of Care as it alienates members of our community, negatively impacts the emotional health and well-being of those affected, promotes discrimination, and hinders diversity. In order to support Butler’s mission, we implore you to publicly announce that our university opposes HJR-6 and stands with other universities, including Indiana University, DePauw University, Wabash College, and Ball State University, in supporting Freedom Indiana, a coalition against HJR-6.
By refusing to take action on this issue, Butler University directly rejects its historical foundation of inclusivity.
We, the undersigned, urge President Danko and Butler University to end their complacent support of HJR-6.
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
This petition was written by Demia Feminist Majority Alliance.
- Butler University Administration
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