Indiana Republicans Will Continue Pursuit Of Anti-Equality Amendment

In 2011, Republican state lawmakers in Indiana advanced a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage by overwhelming majorities. The amendment must be passed again by both the House and Senate in 2013 or 2014 before it goes to voters for a referendum, and it seems lawmakers are prepared to keep it moving forward. The amendment’s author, Rep. Eric Turner (R), is unfazed by marriage equality’s progress in this election, believing that Indiana has more in common with the many states that have successfully passed similar bans. A House leadership meeting next month will determine the amendment’s fate. (HT: Towleroad.)