Monday, February 17, 2014

The Gay Thing: Indiana Approves Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

In a move that feels at least ten years out of style, the State of Indiana has passed an anti-marriage equality amendment to their state constitution. Why now? I can only guess its the tsunami of successes across the nation, either allowing same sex marriage outright, recognizing marriages performed in other states, or at least having previous amendments ruled unconstitutional.

In states like Nevada and Virginia, seeing the handwriting on the wall, states attorney generals have decided to not defend their state bans. So it is quite peculiar that Indiana would just now be getting around to a ban. Oddly, they claim it will make undoing it harder. That doesn't seem to be the case in other states. And this thing can't even be finalized until 2016, a year when we will have had legal same-sex marriages in the United States for a dozen years.


Indiana Senate Approves Amendment to Ban Same-Sex Marriage

The Indiana Senate on Monday approved a proposed amendment to the state's constitution that would prohibit same-sex marriage but more steps are required before it goes to voters in 2016. . .

Read more at: NBC News

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