Ed Team

Quote of the Day

Filed By Ed Team | February 10, 2007 1:17 PM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality, Politics, Quote of the Day, The Movement
Tags: amendment, constitutional amendment, domestic partner, Indiana, LGBT civil rights, LGBT community, marriage, New Jersey, SJR-7, South Bend

"The Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to advance a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in the state. Committee members would have served their constituents better by addressing serious concerns about the proposal. They should have considered, too, the consequences of a similar constitutional mandate in neighboring Michigan...

"One could argue that the answer is to amend the amendment in order to eliminate the vagueness. A better answer is to vote down the SJR7. It isn't needed. State law already bans same-sex marriage and has been affirmed by the state Court of Appeals.

"Legislators should be very reluctant to carve new legislative and policy restrictions into the Indiana Constitution, where they will remain forever, regardless of their consequences." -- South Bend Tribune editorial "Constitutional ban could hurt more than help"

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