Student Government Association Opposes Amendment One
May 03, 2012
The Student Government Association on April 29 adopted a resolution opposing Amendment One. SGA represents the 1,300 adult students at the College.
Guilford’s faculty adopted a similar resolution on April 8. Community Senate, the student government body representing traditional-age students, took a position against the amendment in February.
If passed by voters May 8, the amendment would add a ban on same-sex marriage to the state constitution. The resolution, proposed by Vice President VICTOR LOPEZ, reads:
“We, the present body of Guilford College CCE SGA, stand in opposition to the proposed Amendment One, finding it in direct contradiction with our core values and oppressive of members of our community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni and their respective families. In this opposition, we affirm and support the struggle towards equality and against the oppressions of all members of our community.”
Following longstanding practice, Guilford will not take an institutional position on Amendment One or any other matter of public policy.