Indiana Equality Considering Options to Fight Same-Sex Marriage Ban

by Gabe Bullard on March 30, 2011

An Indiana advocacy group is planning its next step in the fight against a ban on same-sex marriage.

The Indiana General Assembly this week approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and civil unions. It must pass the legislature again in two years and then be approved in a public vote before becoming official.

Indiana Equality President Rick Sutton says his organization is considering various strategies to stop the amendment. He says several people have called for a campaign against lawmakers who supported the measure so they won’t be in office when it comes up again in the 2013 session.

“I don’t know that that’s the wise thing to do or not,” he says. “We have to survey our members and see what they want to do and plot our strategy politically. But it could include individual action against individual members and it must include a public education campaign. We have to do that.”

The amendment passed the Indiana Senate with a 40-10 vote and the House with a 70-26 vote.

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Robertstgenis March 30, 2011 at 11:45 pm

It is pathetic at a time when American opinion is realizing more and more the inequities LGBT members face that Indiana moves in the other direction. This doesn’t create jobs, in fact, is more likely to drive them away. This doesn’t protect anyone, but harms many others. The overwhelming numbers affirm that Indiana’s legislature is trying to move it’s state backward instead of leading in the 21st Century.

Roselle March 31, 2011 at 10:37 am

I happen 2 agred with Robertstgs that what Indiana lawmakers are doing is DEAD WRONG! they are pushing Indiana in a reverse direction instead of following the other states and moving foward with the changing times. I am a m2F transsexual pre-op, and when I have put applications in @ several businesses they say that descrimination does not exist in their work place. thats a load of CRAP. Because when I get to the interviews I am smartley dressed in a smart looking knee length skirt suit, silk blouse, and my favorite hi- heel sandals. I also carry a copy of my current resume with me outlining my qualifications for the job/s that I am applying 4. sometimes I get the interview. Other times I am escorted out of the building and off the property by security. All this because I am a pre-op m2F transsexual. And if this gay marrige ban ammendment does not get thrown out with the “DOG SHIT” that it is, what are all of us Transsexual Hoosiers going to do? It appears to me that Indiana lawmakers are biggoted, biased, single minded, self serving, self rightous h8ers, not acceptors.

We need them 2 STOP what they are doing and get with the program and to get their heads out of eachothers rearends and let people ((male/male)or be it (female/female))who truly are in love with eachother have the same benefits of marrige as that of a man & woman.

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