Thursday, August 29, 2013

J&C Editorial Urges Backing Away from Gay Marriage Amendment

An editorial from the Journal and Courier urges the Indiana GOP not to move forward with the proposed amendment to the Indiana constitution banning gay marriage (there is already a statute against it). If legislators in both houses vote in favor of the amendment for a second time in the upcoming legislative session, it will appear as a referendum on the 2014 ballot, and, if successful, it would then be incorporated into the state constitution. The editors note that public opinion in Indiana is changing on the subject, with the Indiana public now about evenly split on the subject. The editors also note the centrist opposition to the amendment from Freedom Indiana, opposition which includes Indiana-based corporation Eli Lilly and Cummins. The editorial concludes: "There’s still time for the General Assembly to back away from a constitutional amendment that never needed to be considered in the first place." Read the entire editorial here.