Oh Indiana, in a few years you'll have egg on your face--big gay egg--and be the laughingstock of the entire world.
See, the Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee voted 7-3 this week to pass a resolution amending Indiana’s Constitution to ban gay marriage. The resolution now goes to the full Senate, where it has passed five times in the past. And if the resolution passes the Senate again, no other action is necessary this session because it already passed the House. The General Assembly would need to approve the measure again in 2013 or 2014 before reaching a statewide ballot for Hoosiers to make the final decision in 2014.
Hopefully the citizens of Indiana won't be as ignorant as their legislators, and understand that discrimination, written into their state Constitution, is a huge mistake.
And, maybe they'll also realize that this resolution, voted strictly along party lines, also falls under the category of overkill since Indiana state law already limits marriage to between one man and one woman. But, you know, bigots and haters, and people who are afraid of The Gays, want definite discrimination written into the state Constitution so judges can’t overturn the law in the future.
In the future, asshats, you'll be laughed at for being so backwards and hateful and bigoted.
And the way they are wording their hatred--“only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Indiana. A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized”--also effectively bans the idea of recognizing civil unions.
In the Constitution,
Welcome to Indiana, unless you're gay.