Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cal Chancellor Comes Out For Gay Marriage

By Chris Thompson
Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 8:59 AM

UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau has written a campus-wide letter urging university employees to vote against Proposition 8, the ballot measure to eliminate same-sex marriage in California. "Proposition 8 is in conflict with the principles of equity and inclusion to which our campus is committed," Birgeneau writes. "Berkeley supports the full inclusion and equal treatment of all members of our community and we have affirmed the position that any treatment of individuals that is not equal and inclusive is discriminatory. In denying a fundamental civil right, passage of Proposition 8 would undermine these principles, not just for our LGBTQ community, but for all racial, religious and cultural minorities and would harm the university as a whole." Attaboy, Bob! Just for that, we'll overlook the fact that you misspelled Berkeley when you signed off.


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