Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has adopted many resolutions supporting equal rights for all people, including Resolutions 3.01 S97 and 3.05 F97, which ask that the Board of Governors work with the Legislature to add the words "sexual orientation" to the anti-discrimination statement for the California Community College system and to include "sexual orientation" in the Board's review of Title 5 and the Education Code in areas opposing discrimination, and
Whereas the "Knight Initiative," sometimes called the "anti-gay marriage initiative," is viewed by some as an attempt to "legislate discriminatory restrictions on homosexuals,"
Resolved that the Academic Senate urge local academic senates to study the concepts in the "Knight Initiative," which is to be on the March 2000 ballot, and urge their faculty to consider the human rights implications for our faculty and students in the initiative and to consider opposing this initiative.
(Initiative Language: "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.")
A letter was sent to senate presidents asking them to study the concepts in the "Knight Initiative."