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ASUCM Passes Resolution Against LGBTQ Discrimination

April 3, 2015

Good Morning Campus Community,

As I'm sure many of you are aware of what is happening around the country, particularly Indiana, with Religious Restoration Freedom Acts being passed in multiple states. Indiana has garnered attention from news outlets all over the country covering it's controversial law. Opponents of the law have argued that it would allow for-profit businesses to discriminate against those associated with the LGBTQ community. At our campus we have had the opportunity to interact with individuals of all backgrounds, and one of our core principles is maintaining and fostering a community of acceptance and tolerance regardless of who you love or where you're from. On Wednesday the ASUCM Senate unanimously approved a Resolution against LGBTQ Discrimination.

This resolution applauds the efforts of the LGBTQ community on our campus for throwing an exciting and successful Pride Week. We also want to make it be clear that on our campus we will not tolerate discriminatory acts towards any community. UC Merced is the flagship of diversity within the UC system, and it's our job to make sure that as Bobcats we do all that we can to make sure every individual on this campus feels welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for your time, and if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.

You can find the text here: Resolution Against LBGTQ Discrimination

Best,
Ivan Flores
President, Associated Students of UC Merced