POLL: Indiana Voters Reject Anti-Gay Constitutional Amendment
As Indiana Republicans say they'll move forward with plans to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage, a new poll shows that a majority of Indiana voters are against such a negative move.
From the Indianapolis Star:
The poll, taken for the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University and WISH-TV, found that 54 percent of those surveyed oppose changing the state constitution to bar gay couples from marrying, while 38 percent support doing so.
The Indiana House and Senate voted in 2011 for a proposed amendment that not only bans same-sex marriage but also prohibits civil unions or anything else that is similar to marriage. It must vote to approve the identical language again in either the 2013 or 2014 legislative sessions in order for voters to make their decision in the 2014 general election.
That's a lot of time for a Supreme Court decision or grassroots activism to convince Indiana lawmakers looking championing the discriminatory amendment that they're on the wrong side of history.