PHOTO: front page headline in Oregon State University student newspaper by Don Iler, "ASOSU supports same-sex marriage, House passes resolution calling for federal government to end same-sex marriage bans," OSU Barometer, May 24, 2012, p. 1. (See previous post Gay frat boy's election shows progress toward equality at OSU (5/2/12) for another example of student support.)
I noted earlier that the student newspaper wrote an editorial just before President Obama came out in support of gay marriage equality. I chalked it up to a coincidence, but the student newspaper jokingly took credit in a piece by the Editorial Board, "On the editorials...," OSU Barometer, May 24, 2012, p. 4 that said, "We're rather modest when it comes to considering our reach and influence; we rarely show any sense of pride. But after President Barack Obama came out in support of gay marriage - declaratively - the day our editorial criticizing him for wavering on the issue was published, we can't help but feel good. This was no coincidence; it was our notoriety. It's clear our thoughts mean something to someone."
Some other related links:
- Don Iler, "Resolution passes in favor of same-sex marriage, In a long meeting, senate also passes resolution calling for Middle Eastern Cultures Center," OSU Barometer, posted May 23, 2012
- Kathleen M. Greaves, Ph.D., "LGBT attitude versus perception," OSU Barometer, posted May 23, 2012 -- the student's favorite sex educator weighs in on how heterosexuals also flaunt their heterosexuality just like some gay pride participants do.