Friday, January 29, 2010

Indiana is on Notice: Approves a Proposed Gay Marriage Ban

WTF Indiana? Their silly senators pushed a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage in the state.

In a 38 to 10 vote, the state Senate voted in favor of Republican Senator Carlin Yoder's amendment that seeks to ban civil unions for gay couples as well as marriage. The measure now heads to the Indiana House.

“The Marriage Discrimination Amendment violates every Hoosier's basic right to fairness and equality,” Randy Studt, president of the gay rights group Indiana Equality, said in a statement. “It's just an attempt to distract Hoosiers from the greater issues facing Indiana, threatening our state's current and future economic development.”

Both chambers of the Assembly need to approve the resolution twice before voters can weigh in on the issue.

This sucks! Hopefully, this will die in the Assembly.


1 comment:

JACK said...

I live in Indiana. I'm not surprised by this at all. This place wears the bible like a cloak - the fact that they can take it off at will is irrelevant when they've got holier than thou causes like this one. If civil unions were allowed here, I think I might be so surprised as to give up the ghost right there on the spot.

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