Indiana GOP Begin Renewed Push for Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

Indiana Republicans today will be renewing their drive for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, the AP reports:

Indiana A legislative hearing is scheduled for Monday.

Opponents say the amendment isn't needed because Indiana law already bans gay marriage, but supporters worry that courts could overturn that law.

An amendment banning gay marriage passed the General Assembly in 2005 when Republicans controlled the House and Senate, but constitutional amendments must go through two separate Legislatures before being put to a public vote.

In 2006, Democrats won control of the House and the proposal never cleared that chamber.

Today, Republicans are more hopeful since they control both chambers of the legislature. The measure would have to pass again in 2013 or 2014 to be qualified for the ballot.


  1. Smartypants says

    Andy, given how this is an move against marriage equality, why not headline it, “GOP renews efforts for anti-marriage amendment”. Make them defend why they are against marriage, not why they are against gay people.

  2. ted says

    What are the good and numerous gay folks of Indiana doing to work with the GOP and end this brazen discrimination? It is going to take gay republicans being involved, opena dn honest aobut themselves to make the change. I am doing just that in Louisiana, thought of as one of the most rabidly anti-gay states in the Union – Louisiana simultaneously is anti-gay but has the gayest parties ever in New Orleans annually.

    Republican women are getting fed up with anti – gay bias. Start there.

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