Steve Bahls, president of Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill., in late November sent students and faculty an email announcing his consent for same-gender weddings on campus. Bahls said he had been approached by campus chaplains Richard Priggie and Kristen Glass Perez to do so. "The bishop of our Northern Illinois Synod ... determined that it was up to me as president of the college to provide or not provide consent," Bahls wrote. "I decided to consent. ... If we say we do not discriminate, our policies and practices should honestly reflect it."
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