West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee issued the following statement regarding the state of West Virginia’s decision to no longer defend a ban on same-sex marriage:

“I would like to congratulate Gov. Tomblin on his bold and declarative statement today agreeing with the courts that banning same-sex marriages is unconstitutional,” Gee said. “It is a thoughtful reminder to our campus community – regardless of your beliefs – that we must always respect people’s differences and promote a campus climate that promotes opportunity, equality, civility and respect for all.”



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