USA, Indiana: House Approves Amended Marriage Equality Ban

Written by scott on January 29th, 2014

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Even though an amendment means that the bill will have to be voted on again in 2016, the Indiana House press ahead with the proposed ban on gay marriage.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

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. The House narrowly voted 57-40 Tuesday in favor of the measure. The proposed ban now heads to the Indiana Senate, where members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are set to take up the issue. “The future of marriage belongs in the hands of Hoosier voters; not judges, not the media, not activists, not lobbyists,” said Rep. Eric Turner, R-Cicero, and the author of proposed ban.

Because a group of Democrats and Republicans were able to strip out language from the bill that would’ve also banned civil unions, the bill will likely have to be voted on again in 2016.

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2 Comments so far ↓

  1. jerry says:

    Soon The States will no longer be able to vote on the rights of the residents. The Federal Courts are making it clear that discrimination will not be tolerated in this country and are acting on it….one state at a time. Bring It On Indiana

  2. tjchase says:

    How people can pass legislature knowing that it is wrong is beyond me. It would seem that the republicans seem to think our constitution can be re interpreted. All men are created equal.

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