“The Indiana Senate approved a proposed amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions this afternoon by a vote of 40-10.
If the General Assembly passes the measure again in 2013 or 2014, it would go to the voters in 2014, before the state constitution can be amended.
The Indiana House already approved the measure.
Democratic Sen. Tim Lanane of Anderson argued that attitudes toward same-sex marriages are rapidly changing and the amendment would make it difficult for future changes in state law.
Current state law prohibits gay marriages. Amendment sponsor Sen. Dennis Kruse of Auburn says the measure would provide maximum protection for the basic family unit of society.
Some major Indiana corporations, including Eli Lilly and Co. and Cummins, oppose the amendment saying it will make it harder to draw top talent to the state.
Thirty states have constitutional bans on marriage. Twenty also ban civil unions in their constitutions.
Republicans have majorities in both chambers of the legislature.”
Well DUH! The Republican party has made it clear. They hate latinos, they hate the poor and they hate Teh Ghey. What this means for Indiana is an enormous loss of business, right in the middle of a seriously depressed economy. So watch out for those blowing tumbleweeds, folks. You’re gonna see a lot of them in the future.
That is to say what’s left of it for the likes of you.
Ah for a simpler time doesn’t it?
Or to quote Gore Vidal “Actually I have been, secretly of course, Lon McAllister, star of Home in Indiana (1944)”
Sing us out Gomer!