Marriage Ban Passes Indiana Senate
Same-sex marriage is already illegal in Indiana thanks to a state statute. But the haters want a constitutional amendment so it will be extra double illegal.
The state Senate passed a proposed constitutional amendment on gay marriage on a 38-10 vote late Thursday afternoon. The last time the Senate passed the proposal, the Indiana House blocked the effort to send it to a referendum. Now supporters of a constitution ban on gay are restarting the five-year process. Indiana already has a statutory ban on gay marriage, so critics have charged that conservatives keep bringing it up as a potential campaign issue. They also charge that it would outlaw civil unions when attitudes are shifting. "There is poll after poll showing that the public's opinion on this issue is changing and it's changing rapidly," said Sen. Tim Lanane (D-Anderson).The bill is expected to die in the Indiana House.