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  •  In a related note.... (5+ / 0-)

    Here in HoosierLand the state senate failed to pass an amendment (as passed in the state HR) that would ban gay marriage.

    In Indiana there's a complicated procedure to get such amendments (or really any popular referenda) on the ballot:  It must pass both houses in two consecutive state legislative sessions, and it must pass with the exact same language each time.

    The amendment in question passed both houses in the last session.  It included a section banning civil unions that may well have banned straight civil unions as well.  That same amendment, with the civil unions provision, passed in the house this time, but was surprisingly stripped out in the senate version in a floor vote, and proponents of the amendment couldn't put their Humpty Dumpty back together again.  So what passed in the senate is different from in the house, so it will be at least two years before this could be before the voters.

    Or, to summarize: Halleh-Fuckin'- Lujah and Happy Valentine's Day!!!

    When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered -- MLK, Jr.

    by caul on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 11:03:52 PM PST

    •  Though your overall point is right, (0+ / 0-)

      but your details are a little off.

      The House stripped out the civil unions provision.  The Senate didn't add it back in.  So both chambers passed the same thing, but it was different than last year's version, so it needs to pass both chambers a second time.

      One should no more deplore homosexuality than left-handedness. ~Towards a Quaker View of Sex, 1964 (Proud left-handed queer here!) SSP: wmlawman

      by AUBoy2007 on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 06:57:15 AM PST

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