According to reports, Senator Vi Simpson announced on Saturday at Indy Pride that this unprecedented plank in the Indiana Democratic Party platform would be adopted at the Indiana Democratic Party Convention in Fort Wayne. The Indiana Equality is reporting that all statewide candidates including John Gregg signed off on the plank.
From Indiana Equality:
On Saturday, Senator Vi Simpson made a dramatic announcement concerning the Democratic Party state platform.
As of late Friday, language was added that OPPOSES ANY CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT REGARDING MARRIAGE. PERIOD.
Vi made the announcement at Indy Pride. The particular language is unprecedented in any Indiana party platform. It involved much work over the past week.
All statewide Democratic candidates, including Mr. Gregg, signed-off on the language. Vi pushed as hard as she could.
We are tremendously grateful. A new day in statewide politics has dawned.
The platform will be formally adopted at the Democratic State Convention this coming week.
As you may recall, the amendment rolled through the Indiana House and Senate in the 2011 session. It now must do it again in 2013 (or 2014) before reaching the voters in a referendum. The Governor of Indiana can certainly oppose the amendment but cannot block it. It will go directly to the voters if it passes again during the next biennium.