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    The Indiana Senate is considering HJR 3, to put a marriage ban into the Indiana Constitution, because the existing law isn't enough for them. It has passed out of committee, and the vote is scheduled for 1:30 pm EST tomorrow, Thursday.

    However, the House put in an amendment two weeks ago, stripping out the ban on civil unions, and the bill has to be passed in exactly the same form in two different sessions before it goes to the people. If the amendment to the amendment is not undone, it cannot go on the ballot in November. This is what we expect, but we have to be ready for anything.

    Freedom Indiana is organizing testimony against the amendment, demonstrations, etc.

    Committee Sends HJR-3 to Full Senate

    We are one step away from keeping HJR-3 off the ballot this year. The Senate Rules Committee has approved the House-amended version of the bill, by a vote of 8-4. The bad news is that the House-amended version of HJR-3 now advances to the full Senate floor. On Thursday, the full Senate will vote on HJR-3, and we are meeting at 12:30 at the Statehouse to show our opposition.

    We’re disappointed that HJR-3, in any form, advanced today. But because the Senate passed the amended version of HJR-3 — which doesn’t include the especially dangerous second sentence limiting all protections for same-sex couples — this divisive amendment would not appear on the ballot until 2016 at the earliest.

    It looks like they won't get that chance, either.

    Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

    by Mokurai on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 04:27:04 PM PST

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