Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Indiana: House approves Marriage Equality ban


In a vote of 70-26, the Indiana state House voted to approve a state constitutional amendment to not only ban same-sex marriage but "anything similar" like civil unions and domestic partnerships.

The bill now goes to the state Senate, where it look to pass there as well.

The proposal has to pass in another separately elected legislature in 2013-14 before it can go before the voters.

Sad to know that so many in Indiana like the idea of committed partners not having the same rights as straight couples.  Hospital visitation, inheritance, medical decision making...

Sure, we can go spend thousands at a lawyers office, but why should gays and lesbians have to spend all that money for a small handful of rights when heterosexual couples don't?  Seriously kids - this isn't the America we can be proud of.

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