City Kills Contract With College Over Anti-Gay Stance

July 10, 2014

The City of Salem, Mass. has killed a contract under which Gordon College has operated the city's historic Old Town Hall, Boston.com reported. The city cited the Christian college's "behavioral standards" for the college, which ban sex outside of heterosexual marriage. Gordon's policies have been in the news because its president signed a letter to President Obama asking that religious institutions be exempt from an executive order he is drafting to bar anti-gay discrimination by federal contractors. Gordon says that it is exercising its religious freedom. Salem officials say that they are committed to doing business only with entities that do not discriminate.


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