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Indiana House Says YES To Constitutional Marriage Ban. But This Fight Ain’t Over

In a 70-26 vote, the Indiana State House has approved an amendment to the state constitution that would allow voters to ban recognition of same-sex marriage and civil unions. Sponsored by Republican Rep. Eric Turner, who believes “marriage is, and should be, the union of one man and one woman,” the bill supposedly won’t impact domestic partnerships or gay adoption. There’s still time to fix things: The bill heads to the Senate, and even if it passes there, both chambers would have to approve the bill once more in a successive legislative session before going in front of voters in a statewide referendum.

By:           JD
On:           Feb 15, 2011
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  • 7 Comments
    • GregorVonK
      GregorVonK

      “Indiana (doesn’t) want me/
      Lord I can’t go back there…”

      Feb 15, 2011 at 8:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Danny
      Danny

      Not the first time politicians have violated the human rights of millions of other people. Of course, they need you to maintain the rule of law. Otherwise it is just 70 people sitting in a room violating the human rights of millions of other people since they have no real power to enforce the rule of law when they harm so many people. Look at Egypt.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 12:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard
      the crustybastard

      Elected bigots giving the bigoted majority the special right to strip away the fundamental rights of a minority.

      Fuck history. It’ll work for sure this time.

      [img]http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/3420466.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=45B0EB3381F7834DF381D57E6A26019C7EE2EA841818C9ED0ACFB0318981C9EF[/img]

      Feb 16, 2011 at 2:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      I would like to apologize to the elected officials of Indiana. It was very rude of the united states to Grant women the right to vote, to end slavery, and to pass the Civl Rights Acts.

      We understand that small minded bigots cannot exist without being able to discriminate against somebody and since it’s been made illegal to do that to most other groups, you now have to lash out against gays and pretend that your religion has something to do with it.

      It must be sad, you used to have multiple groups you could attack and be bigoted towards and now, legally you are limited to just us…so again, sorry Indianna bigots. Because thats what you are, you aren’t religious, you aren’t traditional….you are just bigots.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 7:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • J
      J

      Have any of the lawmakers of The United States EVER read The Constitution?

      Our equality lies in two places in that document. Unfortunately, we have to file a suit in federal court before The Supreme Court can do anything. If a reasonable person reads Article IV Section 2 there is no other logical conclusion but to grant full legal equality to the gay and lesbian community.

      Article IV

      Section 1. Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records, and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.

      Section 2. The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.

      A Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other Crime, who shall flee from Justice, and be found in another State, shall on Demand of the executive Authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having Jurisdiction of the Crime.

      No Person held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in Consequence of any Law or Regulation therein, be discharged from such Service or Labour, but shall be delivered up on Claim of the Party to whom such Service or Labour may be due.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 10:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks
      justiceontherocks

      @J: The two clauses you cite have nothing to do with equal rights. They have to do with recognition of the laws of one state by other states.

      Keep reading. Get to the amendments. What you’re looking for is there.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 10:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Francis
      Francis

      This is basically little more than what happened in Iowa with slightly more impact. Basically sending a message of more or less “we don’t support you faggots.” As more states such as Illinois, Hawaii, New York, California, Rhode Island and others are making moves to grant marriage to same-sex couples and enact equal legal rights, these regressive states like Indiana, Wyoming, southern states, will continue to move in the opposite direction, to stake their claim as being “family oriented”, “traditional” and “conservative”. The more we progress the more we will see backlash from those who have made it their mission to hate us. That is what threatened individuals do. My thoughts go out to the LGBT citizens in these states. Just gotta keep fighting the good fight.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 11:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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