USA, Indiana: GOP Pushes Marriage Equality Ban; Gays Could Go to Jail

Written by scott on July 8th, 2013

Indiana Governor Mike PenceEven 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.

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6 Comments so far ↓

  1. tjchase says:

    I think that these people being elected to office should read the federal constitution. All men are created equal and endowed with rights. Any state treating gays as second class citizens should lose any federal funding until they straighten up their act. The GOP (Grand old party) was started to create havoc for the democratic process. Gay people work and pay their taxes. If we are going to be discriminated against we should stop paying taxes

  2. ljgist says:

    Let them do it. Then we can go get married in a state with equality and move back to Indiana, then file a federal lawsuit to MAKE them either only recognize marriages performed in Indiana only, or recognize ALL marriages performed outside of the state as legal unions. Its a mess that SCOTUS made, but one that will eventually work in our favor.

  3. EDPadilla says:

    Okay, Gov. Pence – Prove your wife was a virgin on your wedding night, prove you’ve never slept with her during “that time of the month” and what dowry did her father give? (and even that isn’t ‘traditional’ enough) – If you’ve been divorced and remarried, you are an adulterer and should be stoned to death – If you had sex outside of marriage, you should be stoned to death – If your brother dies, you better be prepared to marry his wife as well –
    If you are going to push for “traditional” marriage – DON’T BE A HYPOCRITE – PUSH FOR THE REAL TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE – NOT THE ONE THAT FITS YOUR DEFINITION -

  4. gerald nurftenbergh says:

    Don´t even worry about this …. Governor Mike Pence is a closet gay……… you can tell just buy looking at him!

  5. John Miranda says:

    Remove the bastard from office,its people like him who are hurting this country. (Red Neck Bastard) Take him out of office and put in a Democrat and see how fast Indiana becomes a better place to live and for the LGBTQ communitys to get married

  6. Amy Beasley says:

    You know, those of us who are not senior citizens are going to have to speak up. Things have changed for the good in this world over the past 40 years regarding the acceptance of people who are different. Who are any of us to judge others? If you believe the Bible says that marriage should be between a man and a woman only, then make sure you abide by that. But deciding for others what is acceptable for them is not acceptable.

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