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Thursday, May 24, 2012

OSU students support gay marriage equality

OSU Barometer front page headline supports gay marriage, May 24, 2012, p. 1

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."

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