Debate on a potential amendment to the Indiana Constitution to further define marriage will continue throughout the afternoon at the Statehouse. The House Judiciary Committee heard today from State Representative Eric Turner (R-32), who said many states with positive economic development numbers have a similar amendment on the books. Turner authored the amendment. Major employers including Indiana University and Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) have spoken against the proposal. If the committee passes the proposal, it would head to the House floor for a vote.
Opponents of the amendment are planning a rally this evening in Indianapolis.
You can view text of the proposed amendment (HJR-3) by clicking here.
You can view text of the companion bill by clicking here.
January 13, 2014
From Freedom Indiana
RALLY AGAINST HJR-3
Monday, January 13, 2014
110 West Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Freedom Indiana is a bipartisan statewide organization that champions liberty for all Hoosiers. The organization is opposed to an amendment that would permanently alter the Indiana Constitution to define marriage and could potentially affect hundreds of protections related to marriage under current Indiana law. Freedom Indiana launched in August 2013.Source: Freedom Indiana