Indiana Governor Mike Pence knows that because a sentence banning civil unions was struck by the House from the language of HJR3 last week, the bill, which would constitutionally ban same-sex marriage, will need to start its process over unless the Senate replaces the sentence. A rewritten amendment would need to pass two separately-elected General Assemblies before going to voters.
So now Pence is speaking to news media pleading with lawmakers to replace the sentence, WISH-TV reports.
Said Pence: “Let me say I support traditional marriage, and I expressed support for the resolution that the legislature passed during the last session and considered at the outset of this session.”
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The Senate is expected to consider the bill around February 10.