Sunday, February 9, 2014

Alting will Vote Against HJR-3

Republican Senator Ron Alting says he will vote against HJR-3, the proposed constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage in Indiana. A past supporter of the measure, Alting says the climate has changed on this issue:
"My goodness, this vote go-around, compared to years ago, probably is 10 to 1 of my constituents . . . that are totally against this. Why be a senator that’s going to show, not only to your constituents that you’re voting against their will, but to the rest of the country that you believe that Indiana is one that has very little respect for diversity and tolerance of other people?”
Read more about Altings's change of heart in Dave Bangert's column in the J&C here.