Even after the landmark Supreme Court rulings for marriage equality, the Indiana GOP keeps running the other way. Governor Mike Pence is supporting an effort to add a constitutional ban in the state. On Top Magazine reports:
“Now that the Supreme Court has had its say on the federal government’s role in defining marriage, the people of Indiana should have their say about how marriage is understood and defined in our state,” Pence said last week. “Given that opportunity, I am confident that Hoosiers will reaffirm our commitment to traditional marriage and will consider this important question with civility and respect for the values and dignity of all of the people of our state. I look forward to supporting efforts by members of the Indiana General Assembly to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot for voter consideration next year.”
Pence isn’t the only one talking smack about Indiana’s gay and lesbian couples. A political blogger wants gays thrown in jail for asking for a marriage license. Joe.My.God reports:
According to an Indiana politics blog, any gay couple in that state who applies for a marriage license faces up to three years in prison. “A 1997 state law declares it a Class D felony to submit false information on a marriage license application or lie about the physical condition, including gender, of a marriage license applicant. Two men or two women seeking to marry inevitably would trigger the law, as the state’s electronic marriage license application specifically designates “male applicant” and “female applicant” sections for gathering required background data.”
Yes, Indiana, by all means, start throwing gay and lesbian couples into jail for requesting a marriage license. We could use a few martyrs over there.