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Ind. Senate panel schedules hearing on proposed gay marriage ban

Monday, February 3, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — The state Senate Rules Committee plans to consider a proposed Indiana constitutional ban on gay marriage next Monday.

A Senate Republican spokeswoman announced Monday that the panel would hear from supporters and opponents of House Joint Resolution 3 immediately following the full meeting of the Senate that day.

The legislative fight over the proposed ban has turned to the so-called “second sentence” of the proposal, which also would ban civil unions. House lawmakers scrapped the civil unions ban last week in a move that could potentially push back a public referendum to 2016.

Supporters of the marriage ban have said they want to see the measure placed back on track for a public vote this November.

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  1. Waste of taxpayer money

    Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 11:00pm
  2. F**kin’ hillbily Hoosiers

    Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 11:00pm
  3. waste your money and time.. its coming.. nothing you can do to stop it either

    Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 11:00pm
  4. A total waste

    Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 11:11pm
  5. very sad indeed!

    Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 11:11pm
  6. Why is our state run by such horrible people? -face palm x2-

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 12:28am
  7. It is coming to seem like bigots are everywhere!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 1:25am
  8. Who cares. Nationwide marriage equality is within 2 years.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 1:36am
  9. How shameful of these anti-marriage equality people to be so proud of their despicable behaviors and actions! This is totally representative of their core being, which is full of hatred and self-righteousness! Their behaviors are neither Moral, nor are they becoming of an American who truly & honestly believes in the FUNDAMENTAL right of EVERY Citizen to have the ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO “Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness!” YES, I SAID ABSOLUTE! We all know “these people” are the first to scream that we are stomping on their “religious liberties”, and they have the God given right to a pass on their unabashed & unapologetic bigotry! Because we all know that anyone who doesn’t believe in “their religious ways” is ruled by Satan and deserving of death and an eternity in Hell! Folks, there is no argument here! For all we have to do is refer “these people” to the U.S. Constitution which EXPRESSLY DEFINES the Separation of Church and State! It is enshrined in the United States Constitution for a reason. Yes, believe it or not, the Founding Fathers had the forethought and sensibility to know that we could not prevail as a land for “We The People”, if relgion was allowed to be at the center of our Government! That is why the anti-marriage equality bills/laws are doomed to fail! With respect to religion in government, history has taught us well in that regard… It is not a good idea! Just take a quick look at what’s going on now and in the past with the Middle East! That alone should make everyone say, No Thank you!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 2:08am
  10. They are using so much time on taking our rights away when they could actually be doing some good focusing on more important things!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 2:43am
  11. they need to just get with the times and jump on the band wagon, so to speak, and let people marry whomever they so choose and just be happy!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5:57am
  12. waste ur time and your dime…..cause marriage is gonna be mine

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 2:41pm
  13. GAYS AND STRIAHGTS ARE THE SAME SOCIALLY

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 2:51pm
  14. HUMAN MARRIAGE!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 3:32pm