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Ind. resumes its debate over constitutional ban on gay marriage

Monday, February 10, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers’ debate over a proposed state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage is heating up again in the Statehouse.

Indiana State House in Indianapolis.

Indiana State House in Indianapolis.

The state Senate Rules Committee is scheduled to consider the measure on Monday.

The Indiana House approved the proposal last month after nixing hotly contested language that also would ban same-sex civil unions.

The amendment won broad bipartisan support in 2011 and must pass the Legislature again this session to go to voters in a November referendum. The House’s move to leave out the amendment’s so-called “second sentence” that would ban same-sex civil unions could jeopardize that and delay the vote for another two years.

Gov. Mike Pence says he supports the original proposal and has refused to comment further as lawmakers hash out the details.

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11 more reader comments:

  1. What debate? In Indiana, we’ve banned all homosexuals, women, minorities, and other inconvenient folks to be as American as possible. Just ask Purdue’s president, Mitch Daniels! He’s the leader of these noble efforts.

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 1:36pm
  2. Guess you folks enjoy that life, other wise they would be kicked out of office...can only blame yourselves.....

    Replied on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 3:21pm
  3. bs were all equal. for those who dont support it have there head up there a**. they dont care nothin bout nothin except money. LGBT is just as normal as a straight person. nothin wrong with same sex marrige. ppl need to grow the fu** up and stop judging!!!!!!

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 1:42pm
  4. The only debate here is whether to tar and feather these ignorant hillbillies in the state capitol or just kick them out.

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 1:46pm
  5. Lawmakers or Money Changers?

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 2:26pm
  6. Your jesus freak agenda is killing gay kids.

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 2:38pm
  7. Don’t you read our listen to
    Local, regional, national and world news at all? Such laws have been rules unconstitutional already in several jurisdictions.

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 2:53pm
  8. pretty sure it is our rights under the constitution of the US. How he hell do this States get away with all this while our Presidents watches this taking place.?????

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 3:20pm
  9. Indiana legislators are no better than the Russians and Putin

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 3:23pm
  10. I hate to say that I’m from Indiana. I hate it here :( #equalityforall

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 4:23pm
  11. Progress needs to be made and at least they are discussing it – you can’t win everyone over, but time will bring change – it always does.

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 4:58pm