Thursday, January 2, 2014

New York Times: "Indiana Finds It’s Not So Easy to Buck Gay Marriage Trend"

On Christmas Eve the New York Times published a lengthy article on our state's struggle with a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage, focusing on the resistance to the amendment that has put its passage in some doubt:
So suddenly Indiana, where lawmakers in the coming weeks are expected to call for the second vote needed to put a ban before voters in the fall elections, is now in a far more tense, unpredictable and closely watched spot than anyone here had imagined — a test case in whether a state will impose new limits on same-sex marriage in this fast-moving political and legal environment.
The article is an excellent summary of what has transpired on this issue and provides perspective how Indiana's drama plays on the national stage. You can read it here.