University Academic Senate Approves Domestic Partner Benefits for Gay and Lesbian Faculty
The vote was 26 in favor, 0 opposed, 3 abstained. Real opposition among faculty in the Academic Senate was higher than this (although not nearly a majority), but nobody apparently was bold enough to openly oppose the proposal.
Here is the proposal.
This is called the spiral of silence. The campus gay lobby and liberal allies have essentially intimidated the opposition.
This vote, of course, is not binding on the Marquette administration.
This issue will be a major test for the new Marquette president, Scott Pilarz. Will he be just another bureaucrat, doing what is fashionable and placating interest groups, or will he actually stand up for the Catholic mission of Marquette?
We are not at all optimistic.