Earlier this week I posted that Indiana was set to discuss a Senate Joint Resolution regarding marriage equality, SJR-13.
Well that happened this morning and it's not good news. The Senate Judiciary Committee passed it by a vote of 6 to 4. Which means that it is now eligible for consideration by the full Senate.
Here's more information from the Indiana Equality message boards:
Breaking Legislative News- Amendment to go to Full Senate
SJR-13 - Marriage Discrimination Amendment Moves to Full Senate
This morning, Wednesday, January 20, 2010, the Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Joint Resolution 13 (SJR-13) by a vote of 6 to 4. Approving the bill were Senators Bray, Zakas, Head, Holman, Schneider, and Steele. Voting no were Senators Lanane, Randolph, Taylor, and Broden. Senator Alting was not in the room for the vote. The Marriage Discrimination Amendment is now eligible for consideration by the full Senate.
So called "pro-family" organizations like Advance America, the Indiana Family Institute and the American Family Association of Indiana are keeping the pressure on Indiana legislators to advance this harmful proposal. It is not time to rest - we need to keep our own pressure going to stop this legislation.
Passage of SJR-13 by the Indiana Senate will keep this harmful proposal in play and set the stage for a possible ballot initiative. If approved by the electorate, SJR-13 will forever write discrimination into the Indiana Constitution, affecting thousands of Hoosier families.