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New Ind. panel considers amendment to ban same-sex marriage

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — A new group of Indiana House lawmakers will hear testimony on the proposed state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, as part of a move designed to advance the measure in the General Assembly.

IndianaRepublican House Speaker Brian Bosma announced Tuesday that he was moving the proposed ban and a companion measure to the House elections committee at the request of GOP lawmakers who want to vote on the issue.

The measure stalled in the House Judiciary Committee last week amid concerns from a handful of Republican committee members.

The elections committee is scheduled to consider the measure Wednesday afternoon.

Legislators approved the proposed amendment with broad bipartisan majorities in 2011. But a shift in public attitudes combined with a strong campaign by opponents has spurred apprehension among many lawmakers.

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19 more reader comments:

  1. Michelle Winterman guess my sister cant get married in indiana!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 3:46pm
  2. Dont ban it…boooooo.vote for it…..

    Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 3:47pm
  3. Fear & ignorance abound in the Hoosier State legislature.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 3:47pm
  4. Disgusting how they manipulate the system to get the result they desire.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 3:47pm
  5. This is coming from a State that wanted to make it a felony.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 3:48pm
  6. Discremation

    Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 3:48pm
  7. It may be too late, but even if you’re not an Indiana resident you can use the following cut-and-paste list to email the legislators on the committee and let them know that they should not pass this bill on!

    h59@iga.in.gov, h29@iga.in.gov, h58@iga.in.gov, h85@iga.in.gov, h56@iga.in.gov, h4@iga.in.gov, h78@iga.in.gov, h28@iga.in.gov, h21@iga.in.gov, h95@iga.in.gov, h45@iga.in.gov, h80@iga.in.gov, h66@iga.in.gov

    Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 3:49pm
  8. There is no consideration here. It is a guarantee this time. Indiana The Hate State- the Hoosier Taliban pulls the strings or yanks the noose is more like it.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 3:49pm
  9. Where are the lawsuits? LOL

    Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 3:49pm
  10. It’ll just be overturned by the courts.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 3:50pm
  11. Can you waste any more money in the name of your hateful god?

    Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 3:51pm
  12. Just say no to straight marriage, and say yes to gay marriage

    Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 3:52pm
  13. Finally a place with some sense

    Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 3:52pm
  14. unconstitutional. as soon as they do this, assuming they get an amendment passed, every GLBT person in this country needs to sue them for 100 times the US GDP in damages.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 3:52pm
  15. Thanks Joshua DeLapp for the sights but this will torpedo thru- the speaker found the idiots to do it. Arrogant prick.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 3:52pm
  16. You are backwards. everyone makes funn of you for being back woods as is…

    Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 3:54pm
  17. Speaker of the house changes rules to get his way

    Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 3:55pm
  18. Move it to another committee and even pass it, but eventually it will be struck down as unconstitutional. Marriage equality will be the law of the land.Spend taxpayers money on other issues.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 3:56pm
  19. Tidus Ffx, this is none of your concern since you are in Japan. Mind your own business and keep your bigotry to yourself……troll,

    Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 3:57pm