SJR-13 - Marriage Discrimination Amendment Moves to Full Senate
This morning, Wednesday, January 20, 2010, the Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Joint Resolution 13 (SJR-13) by a vote of 6 to 4. Approving the bill were Senators Bray, Zakas, Head, Holman, Schneider, and Steele. Voting no were Senators Lanane, Randolph, Taylor, and Broden. Senator Alting was not in the room for the vote. The Marriage Discrimination Amendment is now eligible for consideration by the full Senate.
So called "pro-family" organizations like Advance America, the Indiana Family Institute and the American Family Association of Indiana are keeping the pressure on Indiana legislators to advance this harmful proposal. It is not time to rest - we need to keep our own pressure going to stop this legislation.
Passage of SJR-13 by the Indiana Senate will keep this harmful proposal in play and set the stage for a possible ballot initiative. If approved by the electorate, SJR-13 will forever write discrimination into the Indiana Constitution, affecting thousands of Hoosier families.
Take action by contacting your Senator to urge a NO vote on SJR-13
Sending an email isn’t enough—show your legislators you care by attending “Learn. Lobby. Influence."Indiana Equality Action will be providing a crash course in techniques for you to successfully communicate with and educate your State legislators. There will also be a panel at lunch to discuss legislation and answer your questions. Immediately following the lobby training you will have an opportunity to meet with your State representative or senator and discuss your concerns about important issues pending before the Indiana General Assembly.