Controversial Proposed Amendment to Indiana Constitution

By: Kari Huston Email
By: Kari Huston Email

There is a big debate to come regarding the proposed constitutional amendment defining marriage in Indiana.

This proposed amendment would ban same sex marriage in Indiana.

It was up for a second reading before the full senate yesterday in Indianapolis.

Supporters say the amendment is needed to protect the sanctity of traditional marriage.

Opponents believe the measure could have unintended consequences that may affect all unmarried Hoosiers.

They say some marriage amendments in other states are so broadly written, they eliminate companies from offering benefits to employees' same sex or live-in partners. "Who next will be on your hatred list. Universities are going to be affected. Our education system will be affected but more pervasive our government will be effected by this trash," Democratic Senator Anita Bowser of Michigan City says.

Republican Senator Brandt Hershman disagrees saying, “I take personal offense to the characterization of this amendment as hatred. It is and always has been my intent to preserve the traditional definition of marriage."

The bill now moves on for third read in the Senate.

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