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Purdue: RFRA will not change commitment to our principles

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Purdue University has issued a statement regarding the passing of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

The letter from the president was sent out on Monday following several other universities who have released statements, including Butler and IU.

In the statement it said in part “Purdue works hard every day to be an open and welcoming institution, and we stand by our university-wide policy on nondiscrimination, which prohibits discrimination against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or status as a veteran.”

The university said they will continue to follow this core values so the community feels welcome and supported.

“While a longstanding Board of Trustees policy precludes Purdue taking institutional positions on matters such as the current controversy, we wish to take this opportunity to affirm our unwavering commitment to our principles and our opposition to any governmental measure that would interfere with their practice on our campuses.”