Indiana GOP Guv Candidate Wants To Aid Families, Just Not Gay Ones

On Friday Indiana Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence rolled out his plan to help two-parent households combat the still-flagging economy. Except those parents would have to be married heterosexuals to benefit.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Pence explained he wanted to aid “two-parent, in-tact households,” as part of a larger plan to boost Indiana’s economy.

“I actually think we could create a broad consensus around this where we say in effect, ‘Are there ways for us in Indiana to affirm two-parent, married couples and to encourage more kids to get married, to stay married and to wait to have kids until they get married?’”

Pence said his plan didn’t include same-sex couples because they’re not married. “Our focus here is on an affirmative statement about traditional, two-parent married couples.”

Currently an Indiana statute outlaws same-sex marriage, and an amendment banning marriage equality constitutionally has been put forth in the Legislature every year since 2004. Pence is the frontrunner in the Governor’s race against Democrat John Gregg, who also opposes marriage equality.

Sheesh, how are you supposed to vote when neither guy is on our side? And how do single-parent or unmarried hetero couples feel about being left behind? We should be reaching out to them.

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  • Eban

    There is no hope for Indiana politics. Indianapolis will always hold a special place in my heart because it toughened me up. If you can survive living as a gay man in Indiana, you can make it anywhere, but I’m glad I don’t live there anymore!

  • gppm1103

    @Eban: I grew up next door in Columbus, OH. I agree with you. It toughens you up to be from there but I don’t want to go back. Columbus is a tad bit more liberal than Indianapolis but is still surrounded with religious, conservative whack jobs, and Pence is as bad as Kasich or Boehner

  • Eban

    @gppm1103: may the gods have mercy on the midwest and good luck to you.

  • ngukris

    The Libertarian Party for governor is in favor of marriage equality. I usually vote for the Dems for everything but not this year.

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