Ding Dong!

A proposed ban on gay marriage in Indiana died in the House last week. Anti-gay activists petitioned for the superfluous amendment, which not only defined marriage as one man or one woman, but would also prohibit domestic partner benefits. Said Rep Scott Pelath: “This really is a very simple decision. The reality is, we have no gay marriages in Indiana. It is against the law… There’s no reason to put very poorly crafted verbiage into our constitution…” Opponents must start the process anew and can’t put the issue on the ballot until 2012. Boo-hoo. [Indianapolis Star]