Loyola University Chicago: End the discriminatory policy banning same-sex ceremonies on campus

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Karen Ginn
8 years ago
Because some of the kindest, most generous & loving people I know are lesbian or gay. That is all I need to know.

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Charlene Wrobel
8 years ago
Why deny people a chance at happiness?

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Caryn Blanton
8 years ago
As a very recent graduate of Loyola's MSW program, and co-founder of the School of Social Work's LGBTQIA Student Committee, I am deeply saddened to hear about this, but unfortunately not surprised. I came to Loyola, despite it's religious affiliation because I did believe in the openness of the Jesuit tradition, and felt very moved by the idea that it was a religiously affiliated university that was inclusive of all. I really have a hard time believing, especially with same sex marriage now being recognized by the State of IL, that a decision would be made to exclude same sex partners from marrying on campus. Providing space for receptions without the ability to marry on campus is obviously motivated by money rather than support, and it's actually quite insulting. I hope you will rethink your decision because it affects many of your students, faculty, alumi and challenges your overall status as a "progressive" university.

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Amanda Besinger
8 years ago
As a current Loyola Graduate student, I am deeply saddened, appalled, and angered by this policy. Several of my greatest friendships made at this very university have been with members of the LGBTQ community. Moreover, as a social work student, this policy goes against much of the great teachings I have learned under Loyola's leadership. Please respect the many LGBTQA students who support this institution. Change this hateful, discriminatory policy to reflect the Jesuit tradition of standing at the front lines of the fight against injustice.

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Johanna Budzilowicz
8 years ago
Equality

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Claudia Lovelette
8 years ago
As the parent of Loyola grad, I hope Loyola ends this discriminatory policy that is out of step with its mission of service and social justice

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Lisa Jacobson
8 years ago
Chicago, social justice

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Jamie Knight
8 years ago
As an alumnus of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, I was shocked to learn of this policy after spending three years with fantastic, open-minded professors and an inquisitive and diverse student body at LUC. This policy runs completely counter to the university's missions statement, which describes Loyola as "Chicago's Jesuit Catholic University–a diverse community seeking God in all things and working to expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice and faith." This policy fails to serve any of these ends.

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Nichole Gross
8 years ago
How can we be living examples of the Greater Glory if we are not making sure that ALL have access to the same rights. As an alumnae, I will not be supporting the university financially until all people are allowed access to all services the University offers.

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Kyle McGregor
8 years ago
As an alumni of this institution who has come to love the Jesuit tradition, this policy seems to be out of sync with the Loyola that I know and love. You can't have your cake and eat it too...You can't be an urban university who is overly boastful of your commitment to social justice, equality, and empowerment while actively denying any of your students the rights, privileges, honors, and traditions that go along with being a faithful alumnus of the institution. I have faith that you will come around on this issue, but I am embarrassed that it even takes this much effort and negative attention.