Tuesday, February 15, 2011

HJR-6 On Calendar Today; Marriage Equality Threatened

The Indiana General Assembly will likely vote today on House Joint Resolution 6 that will effectively become the first step in writing discrimination back into the Indiana Constitution.

This wedge issue from the past is being kept alive by activists that are hiding behind defending so-called traditional marriage. Others are hiding behind the cloth or the altar.

This is your last chance to stand up and make your voice heard for marriage equality. Republicans (and some Democrats) often talk about how they don't want government in their lives. This, to me, would be the ultimate example of the government in your life. If passed by two separately elected General Assemblies and passed by a majority of voters, this would write discrimination into the Constitution of Indiana.

Here's what Article 1, Section 38 of the Indiana Constitution would read if this resolution is passed:

"ARTICLE 1 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF INDIANA IS AMENDED BY ADDING A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS: Section 38. Only a marriage between one (1) man and one (1) 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."

Elections have consequences, but this will be a bi-partisan measure...which I find awful. The co-sponsors are Republican Eric Turner and Democrat Dave Cheatham.

Contact your legislators here and tell them what you think of this highly discriminatory resolution.

1 comment:

lindsay said...

the constitutional says all are created equal and we are born with natural rights. you can't take our natural born rights away. changing the constitution to do so is going against the constitution and everything america is built on!