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Gay marriage ban in Indiana could keep job candidates away (Could it be more one-sided?)
The South Bend Tribune-Star ^ | July 23, 2012 | Sue Loughlin

Posted on 07/24/2012 1:37:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Terre Haute business owner Mike Tingley has some pretty strong opinions about legislative efforts in Indiana toward a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

"It's a good reason for people to leave Indiana if such a thing should happen," he said. "It would be a serious step backwards."

A member of his family is a lesbian and he has many friends who are gay or lesbian.

Tingley said he knows people who probably would leave Indiana if the state constitution was amended to include a same-sex marriage prohibition.

Indiana State University has a policy that prevents discrimination based on sexual orientation. It also extends university benefits to same-sex domestic partners, said Tara Singer, university spokeswoman.

But university officials have no comment on the proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. "The board of trustees doesn't take a position on social policy issues," Singer said.

She did note that President Dan Bradley "is committed to diversity, tolerance and acceptance of all individuals. He's done a lot in his administration to provide a welcoming climate for all people at ISU," she said.

ISU strives to have and recruit a diverse population of faculty, staff and students, Singer said.

While ISU doesn't take a position on the proposed constitutional ban, some of its professors do.

Sociology professor Chuck Norman believes that if the constitutional amendment passed, it could prevent the most qualified job candidates from considering employment in Indiana. "This could be a deal breaker," Norman said.

He's concerned it would cause others to view the Hoosier state as "behind the curve" and close-minded.

Tom Steiger, also an ISU sociology professor, said many businesses simply don't want the state pursuing something that might affect their ability to hire the best possible candidates for a job.

If such an amendment was ultimately approved by voters through a referendum, it would create a negative environment for gays and lesbians and discourage them from locating to the state, he said.

Ultimately, Steiger believes it will become a dead issue because younger people support marriage equality. "Demographics are all against [the constitutional ban on same sex marriage]," he said. "Those under 30 think [the constitutional ban] is ridiculous."

While those 65 and over tend to be "vastly against" same sex marriage, that opposition progressively lessens the younger the age group, he said.

While the Indiana Chamber of Commerce says it is neutral on the issue, the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce did come out against the constitutional amendment in 2011, when it was moving its way through the legislature.

The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce hasn't looked at the issue, said Ken Brengle, president/CEO, who is new to the position.

When and if it works its way through the state legislature again, "At that point we might ask our public policy group to look at it," Brengle said.

Kim Perkins, spokeswoman for Union Hospital, deferred any comment on the issue to the Indiana Hospital Association.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; homosexualmarriage; indiana; samesexmarriage
Did she miss a homosexual talking point?
1 posted on 07/24/2012 1:37:54 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m well past fed up with the totalitarian gaystapo.


2 posted on 07/24/2012 1:46:38 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Win-win.


3 posted on 07/24/2012 1:48:40 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All the people in Indiana need to do is to look across Illinois and into Iowa to devastation that Gay Marriage has brought to Iowa.


4 posted on 07/24/2012 1:50:21 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t know about others, but I am more likely to want to consider work in Indiana because of that.


5 posted on 07/24/2012 1:52:03 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t see the downside to having homosexuals move out. Maybe it would catch on with other states.


6 posted on 07/24/2012 2:11:55 AM PDT by pallis
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To: jospehm20

I liked Indianapolis when I was stationed there for training in 1981. Lots going on.


7 posted on 07/24/2012 2:27:48 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is unemployment so low in Indiana that employers are having to resort to hiring sodomites?


8 posted on 07/24/2012 2:29:23 AM PDT by James Cona
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Conservatives are saying that if you want to have a gay marriage or an abortion, you can move to NYC, LA, or SF, or any large city in the nation, but there should also be room in this country for communities that are rated G.


9 posted on 07/24/2012 3:22:13 AM PDT by jimmygrace
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To: jospehm20

I was just thinking: How is this a bad thing?


10 posted on 07/24/2012 3:52:54 AM PDT by plangent
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If true, wouldn’t this also shift HIV carriers to other states, lowering both Indiana’s medical costs and the rate of new infections in their state?


11 posted on 07/24/2012 5:01:28 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If it keeps away leftist garbage that tend to move in from fifth column hell holes like NYC and California. who leave a wake of distruction in their path by bringing their communist voting habits with them,then GOOD!!


12 posted on 07/24/2012 5:13:10 AM PDT by LaunchPad39A
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Homosexuality all thru the land is a SCOURGE.....Abortion, Gay Rights, etc. have RUINED our once fine country......RUINED it.


13 posted on 07/24/2012 5:14:54 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So if Indiana State University is all about diversity and tolerance, they must have about 50% conservative Christians on their faculty, right???


14 posted on 07/24/2012 5:20:41 AM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sit down and shut up, queers...we are tired of your whining. 2%. That’s it.


15 posted on 07/24/2012 5:26:54 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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Tingley said he knows people who probably would leave Indiana if the state constitution was amended to include a same-sex marriage prohibition.

So perverts and pedophiles moving out of your State is a bad thing???


16 posted on 07/24/2012 5:59:58 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ok, about 1% of the population is supposedly gay. Of that, I don’t know how many are going to leave because they can’t have a “commitment” — most gays don’t want commitment


17 posted on 07/24/2012 6:05:18 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Considering the number of states with such an amendment in their constitutions, the reporter might have looked up actual statistics. But then, unsupported allegations make better headlines.


18 posted on 07/24/2012 6:11:43 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Demographics are all against [the constitutional ban on same sex marriage],

And yet such bans enjoy comfortable electoral margins. What say you to that, ISU sociology professor?

19 posted on 07/24/2012 6:31:41 AM PDT by relictele
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pretty contrived story. She went from a local business owner, to the local university and the Chamber of Commerce to fill find people who told her what she wanted to write.

The question in my mind is why manufacture this story now? Election ploy I suppose.


20 posted on 07/24/2012 6:53:22 AM PDT by IamConservative (Well done is better than well said. - Ben Franklin)
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To: IamConservative
Pretty contrived story. She went from a local business owner, to the local university and the Chamber of Commerce to fill find people who told her what she wanted to write.

Good point, plus the story is from South Bend, she went to Therre Haute and Bloomington to find quotes, literally no one within 100 miles of her publishing address was quotable.

21 posted on 07/24/2012 6:59:46 AM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sociology professor Chuck Norman believes that if the constitutional amendment passed, it could prevent the most qualified job candidates from considering employment in Indiana. "This could be a deal breaker," Norman said.

How can someone who can not tell an exit from an entrance possibly be more qualified at a real job than someone who is mentally stable?

If they pass this and the faggots leave, then bloomington will return to being a nice town to live in. Now it's the san francisco of the midwest and (for the most part) not safe for families.

Anything that makes our state unattractive to liberals and other perverts has got to be a good thing

22 posted on 07/24/2012 7:29:06 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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Sociology professor Chuck Norman believes that if the constitutional amendment passed, it could prevent the most qualified job candidates from considering employment in Indiana. "This could be a deal breaker," Norman said.

How can someone who can not tell an exit from an entrance possibly be more qualified at a real job than someone who is mentally stable?

If they pass this and the faggots leave, then bloomington will return to being a nice town to live in. Now it's the san francisco of the midwest and (for the most part) not safe for families.

Anything that makes our state unattractive to liberals and other perverts has got to be a good thing

23 posted on 07/24/2012 7:29:23 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ain’t it the truth? Can’t the poofs come up with some new material? Or do they just reprint the propaganda they used the last dozen times their queer agenda was defeated?

For every pud smoker who leaves the state because it refused to sanction buggery, a dozen will move in. And the benefits of a stable hetero population far outweigh those of a costly, amoral turd burglar clique.


24 posted on 07/24/2012 7:37:41 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Tingley said he knows people who probably would leave Indiana if the state constitution was amended to include a same-sex marriage prohibition.

Wasn't this the intention?

25 posted on 07/24/2012 7:39:56 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Kakaze

That’s funny you mentioned that, because I was very confused as to why this story ran in the South Bend paper. I thought that the paper must have more money than it knows what to do with if it can send a reporter to Terre Haute to write some fluff piece.


26 posted on 07/24/2012 7:47:51 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Alternate title:

“Indiana’s Bold Self-Improvement Plan”


27 posted on 07/24/2012 12:11:49 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: LaunchPad39A
If it keeps away leftist garbage that tend to move in from fifth column hell holes like NYC and California.

At what University was the Kinsey Report developed?

28 posted on 07/24/2012 12:16:15 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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