GRAND RAPIDS, MI – At Cornerstone University, marriage has long been defined as a union between a man and a woman. It’s a view that can be seen in the “Cornerstone Confession,” a document which lays out the institution’s Christian beliefs that all students and staff must accept. The university’s student handbook also states that same-sex relationships are prohibited. Calvin College also considers sexual relationships between same-sex couples “to be outside the boundaries of acceptable conduct for” employees.
Now, in the wake of last week’s Supreme Court decision that overturned gay marriage bans in Michigan and 13 other states, officials at Cornerstone, Calvin and Christian colleges around the U.S. are wondering how the ruling will impact their policies. FULL REPORT