To protest the looming legislative vote on a marriage equality ban, the mayor of Bloomington will marry a bunch of gay couples, WANE reports:
The ceremony Thursday in Bloomington coincides with a local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender festival. The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/WMketT ) Mayor Mark Kruzan announced his plans in a news release. Local clergy and city officials are expected to attend.
And according to the Courier-Journal, it’s not even clear there will be a vote on the ban this session:
Republican leaders at the Indiana General Assembly seem at a loss as they decide how to proceed with a proposed constitutional ban to limit marriage to the union of one man and one woman — and restrict how lawmakers can grant rights to same-sex couples. In fact, House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, seems just annoyed — maybe even angry — when reporters ask about the issue.
We’re getting to the point where the GOP can no longer circle the wagons around this issue. It’s a beautiful thing to see.