Yet again Indiana’s Marriage Discrimination Amendment has been filed as legislation during the 2009 Indiana General Assembly.
During a press conference held by the Indiana Family Institute this afternoon, January 12th the IFI announced that State Reps. P. Eric Turner (R-Marion) and Dave Cheatham (D-North Vernon) are co-sponsoring the Marriage Discrimination Amendment. With this session’s version of the Marriage Discrimination Amendment, the proponents have changed the language to an even more confusing version than previous years. Below is the text believed to be in the new version of the bill :
The proponents of Indiana’s Marriage Discrimination Amendment have claimed to be concerned with “unelected activist judges”, yet this year’s ever more confusing legislation is about tying the hands of the legislature from any type of clarification or alteration.
In one of the worst economic times in our country and state’s history, Indiana’s Marriage Discrimination Amendment proponents want to bring legislation before the Indiana General Assembly to outlaw something that was outlawed over a decade ago in 1997.
The proposed version of Indiana’s Marriage Discrimination Amendment serves only to discriminate against all couples in committed relationships who are not married, permanently forge discrimination into our State’s Constitution, and threaten economic development in a time when we need it most.
Stay tuned for updates and action alerts concerning Indiana’s Marriage Discrimination Amendment and other important legislation from Indiana Equality.
Check out the Star's article here.