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Stand up for ideals

Letter to the Editor | Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I wish to express my gratitude to the students who, earlier this month, presented a petition to Fr. Jenkins asking that sexual orientation be added to the University’s non-discrimination clause. Fr. Jenkins’ decision to reject the petition is deeply distressing. I hope that in the future Notre Dame will reconsider this decision, which contradicts the ideals set out in the ‘Spirit of Inclusion.’ Despite the disappointing result, I thank those brave students who stood up for the rights of L.G.B.T.Q. students, and stood up for the ideals Notre Dame claims to uphold.

Ailbhe Darcy

graduate student

off campus

March 31