HJR 3 (Ind.)

HJR-3 (formerly HJR-6) is a bill in the Indiana state legislature that proposes a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Indiana lawmakers must approve any amendment in two consecutive two-year sessions, then send an amendment to voters for approval. HJR-3 passed during the 2011-2012 session but was amended by the state House on Jan. 28, 2014, which stripped language that prohibited civil unions. The Senate failed to re-insert that language, restarting the clock on the latest measure. The earliest the measure could go before voters is now 2016, if approved in the 2015-2016 legislative session.

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David Long

Ind. GOP leader sanctions Senator amid intraparty fight over gay marriage ban

Friday, February 21, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS — The top Republicans in the Indiana Senate removed a conservative senator from a leadership position this week in the wake of an intraparty fight over amending the state's constitution to ban gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
Opponents of Indiana's proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage rally at the state capitol.

Conservatives angry at Ind. GOP leadership over fall of gay marriage ban

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- Religious conservatives who lost a surprising battle over same-sex marriage in Indiana this year are placing some of the blame with the state's Republican legislative leaders. Opponents of amending the Indiana Constitution to add the state's current gay marriage ban won a surprising... [ Read more → ]
Indiana State House in Indianapolis.

Ind. Senate approves limited gay marriage ban, but no vote before 2016

Monday, February 17, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Senate voted Monday to amend the state constitution by banning gay marriage, but it will be 2016 at the earliest before the measure appears on a statewide ballot because of a late change that limits the scope of the ban. [ Read more → ]
WFIU (File)Indiana Senate chamber

Ind. Senate prepares for vote on House version of gay marriage ban

Monday, February 17, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana State senators are scheduled to take a final vote on a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage after approving a version last week which would put off a public referendum until at least 2016. [ Read more → ]
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The Hoosier same-sex marriage debate occurred mostly in private

Sunday, February 16, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- Over the past week, Indiana's senators debated a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage extensively, going over the merits for hours at a time, before deciding a ban shouldn't appear on the ballot in November. [ Read more → ]
Charlie Nye, The Indianapolis Star (AP)Citizens for Community Values of Indiana representatives hold up a large banner outside the Statehouse in Indianapolis on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. From left are Ross Byrne, South Bend; Pamm Thomas, Osceola; and Tom Uebbing, South Bend.

Indiana same-sex marriage fight delayed (at least 2 years)… but not over

Friday, February 14, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Senate's decision to advance a proposed ban on same-sex marriage without also blocking civil unions has reset the clock on the issue getting to voters, setting the stage for continuing fights for at least two years. [ Read more → ]
Indiana state capitol in Indianapolis.

Ind. lawmakers effectively kill proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

Thursday, February 13, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana lawmakers have effectively killed a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage for this year. [ Read more → ]
Indiana state capitol in Indianapolis.

Ind. constitutional gay marriage ban will not go before voters this year

Thursday, February 13, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- The proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage was called for second-reading in the Indiana state Senate on Thursday and no amendments were presented. [ Read more → ]
Indiana state capitol in Indianapolis.

Ind. Senate panel advances same-sex marriage ban, sends bill to full Senate

Monday, February 10, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana Senate committee voted 8-4 Monday evening, along party lines, in favor of a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, setting up a Senate battle on the issue later this week. [ Read more → ]
Indiana State House in Indianapolis.

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. [ Read more → ]
AJ Mast, APIndiana state Rep. Eric Turner speaks during debate on a proposed amendment to the state's constitution to ban same-sex marriage in the House of Representatives at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

Indiana gay marriage opponents press forward, even as tides shift

Saturday, February 8, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS — Opponents of same-sex marriage have spent more than a decade working to ensure that Indiana stayed true to its conservative roots by strengthening its stance against gay unions. But in a year that was expected to bring a crucial victory, they find themselves facing a strong headwind. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)

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

Friday, February 7, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is sticking to his support for a proposed state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Indiana State House in Indianapolis.

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. [ Read more → ]
The former Indiana statehouse, c.1860

In Indiana, a narrow miss on marriage amendment … 163 years ago

Monday, February 3, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- The debate raging in the Indiana Legislature over banning same-sex marriage has become the central political issue of 2014. But it's not the first time the state has weighed defining marriage in the state constitution. [ Read more → ]
Darron Cummings, APIndiana Gov. Mike Pence delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature at the Statehouse Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Indianapolis.

Ind. governor wants lawmakers to send gay marriage ban to voters this year

Friday, January 31, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Gov. Mike Pence is asking Indiana lawmakers to send a proposed state constitutional ban on gay marriage to voters this year. [ Read more → ]
David Long

Ind. Senate leader places gay marriage amendment in committee he chairs

Thursday, January 30, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Senate's leader is placing the proposed state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage with a committee he controls for vetting. [ Read more → ]
Charlie Nye, APOpponents of HJR-3 celebrate outside the Indiana House of Representatives as the 52-43 vote striking the second sentence from the proposed constitutional amendment on marriage was announced during second reading in the House in Indianapolis on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.

Ind. marriage equality advocates prepare for battle in state Senate

Thursday, January 30, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- Gay rights activists slugging it out over a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage are turning their focus to the Indiana Senate as the legislative battle enters its second round of the 2014 session. [ Read more → ]
AJ Mast, APIndiana state Rep. Eric Turner speaks during debate on a proposed amendment to the state's constitution to ban same-sex marriage in the House of Representatives at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

Ind. House approves amended version of proposed same-sex marriage ban

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana House has voted in favor of an altered proposal that would ban same-sex marriage in the state constitution, while leaving the door open for civil unions and employee benefits for same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
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Same-sex marriage ban poised for second vote in Ind. House

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana House is poised to take up an altered proposal that would ban same-sex marriage in the state constitution, while leaving the door open for civil unions and employee benefits for same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
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Ind. House strikes ‘second sentence’ from proposed gay marriage ban

Monday, January 27, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- Same-sex couples in Indiana might eventually be able to enter into civil unions, but not marriages, under changes the House pushed Monday that could effectively delay a constitutional ban on same sex-weddings. [ Read more → ]
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Ind. House split on gay marriage ban, backers ‘guardedly optimistic’

Monday, January 27, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS — A poll of the 100 members of the Indiana House shows 38 plan to vote for a proposed constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage and 38 plan to vote against it, a newspaper report said Sunday. [ Read more → ]
Indiana state capitol in Indianapolis.

Ind. House Democrats weigh two plans to derail proposed gay marriage ban

Saturday, January 25, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- House Democrats will consider two different strategies to derail the effort to place a same-sex marriage ban in the Indiana Constitution, House Minority Leader Scott Pelath said Friday. [ Read more → ]
Scott Pelath

Democrats target civil unions prohibition in Ind. same-sex marriage ban

Friday, January 24, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- The top Democrat in the Indiana House will lead an effort next week to delete a clause prohibiting civil unions from a proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
Indiana state capitol in Indianapolis.

‘Second sentence’ becomes focus in Indiana’s gay marriage fight

Friday, January 24, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- As Indiana's gay marriage battle advanced to the House this week, opponents of a constitutional ban refocused their efforts on the wording of the measure in an effort to forestall an all-out ballot war through November. [ Read more → ]
Indiana State House in Indianapolis.

Ind. House panel advances proposed same-sex marriage ban

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana lawmakers seeking a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in the state looked for traction in a House of Representatives committee on Wednesday, one week after the measure unexpectedly faltered in a different committee. [ Read more → ]
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