Delph: So-Called 'Second Sentence' Dead

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State Senator Mike Delph (R-29) says language involving domestic partner benefits and civil unions in a proposal to further define marriage in the Indiana Constitution is "officially dead" for this legislative session. In a tweet this afternoon, the Republican says there is not enough support to restore the phrasing in the Senate. Delph and State Senator Dennis Kruse (R-14) filed amendments Thursday to revive the language.

If the proposal passed with the language removed, it would have to be approved again during the next legislative session before going to a public vote.

Supporters say voters should be allowed to decide the matter, while many opponents believe the amendment would stifle job creation and talent attraction in the state.