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Ind. governor sticking to his support for constitutional ban on gay marriage

Bill goes before the Senate Rules Committee on Monday
Friday, February 7, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is sticking to his support for a proposed state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)

Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)

During a meeting with reporters Thursday in his Statehouse office, Pence repeatedly said he’s made himself clear on the issue.

He said in an interview on WISH-TV last week that he wants lawmakers to restore the original language of the proposed amendment so it would also ban civil unions.

The Indiana House has approved the proposed amendment after removing the so-called “second sentence” that bans civil unions.

The measure goes before the Senate Rules Committee on Monday. If the Senate restores the second sentence, the House would need to sign off on the change for the proposed ban to go before Indiana voters in November.

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  1. What an idiot!

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:26pm
  2. what a dick

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:27pm
  3. Dick.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:28pm
  4. Blech. TO SCOTUS WITH YOU, MORON.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:28pm
  5. I think the gay people and the straight people who support the gays of Indianapolis should sue the state for crimes against humanity!

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:29pm
  6. AGREED

    Replied on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:51pm
  7. You ask are being to kind in your comments on this man

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:29pm
  8. You, sir, are a massive douche.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:30pm
  9. Just wrong

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:30pm
  10. He fills me with rage.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:31pm
  11. In true Nazi fashion.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:32pm
  12. Backward bastard

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:33pm
  13. I seriously dislike him. Very very very very much. He needs to get the fuck out of indy.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:34pm
  14. Another old, white-haired Repugnican. What would you expect?

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:36pm
  15. Ass

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:36pm
  16. Just another 7-letter A-word.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:37pm
  17. Old dick head…go retire and stay out of the public

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:38pm
  18. Not surprising; he is trying to destroy our children, why would he care anything about any other citizens in this state?

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:38pm
  19. These people suck

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:39pm
  20. I love the word……Idiot! I call it as I see it! He will get his one day.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:39pm
  21. You know, sometimes is a smart move to give up. Sooner or later the LGBT equal rights will happen.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:40pm
  22. I’d like to see him stuck to the grill of an 18 wheeler doing 80mph (Y)

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:40pm
  23. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:41pm
  24. Show up Monday at the state house to voice your support for equality!

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:42pm
  25. A-hole… Hopefully this will hurt him politically, since equality is gaining momentum, the haters are becoming a smaller and smaller minority everyday ….. ( thank God )

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:42pm
  26. At his peril. Karma is coming for him, with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry on top. Beware, Mr. Governor, times are changing and you are OUT OF STEP!

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:44pm
  27. Illegal. Violates article 14 of the U.S. Constitution as sited in previous cases. He should be impeached for wasting tax money.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:44pm
  28. Don’t ya just LOVE the R’s? They just keep the gift coming!!

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:49pm
  29. hhahahaha ! makes no difference

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:49pm
  30. Like all entitled people do. Too stubborn and primitive to think beyond that.

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:51pm
  31. I got a message from the governor in response to a letter I sent him urging him to reject this measure. He replied, AGAIN, that he refused to “redefine marriage” by allowing equal marriage in Indiana. Cynthia Nixon had the best response to the “redefinition” issue: when women were allowed to vote, they did NOT redefine the concept of “voting,” and when African-Americans were allowed to sit at lunch counters, they did NOT redefine the concept of “eating lunch.” Allowing two women or two men to marry does NOT redefine the concept of “marriage.”

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:52pm
  32. Everybody needs to vote these geriatric idiots out and vote in some new younger people who are in touch with the people of this state. Our children are the future and they are one of acceptance and tolerance! ♡

    Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:55pm