Now that the Indiana legislature is wrapping up their business for the year, Indiana Equality is claiming victory in this years' marriage amendment skirmish. From an e-blast:
Senate Joint Resolution 13, the Marriage Discrimination Amendment, has died in the Indiana State House.
Due in large part to your support and actions, the proposal to amend Indiana's state constitution was stopped when the Indiana House of Representatives did not conduct a hearing on this discriminatory proposal.
A tremendous thank you is due to all who joined in this battle - the coalition members of Indiana Equality Action, corporate and academic allies, clergy from around the state, legal experts, organized labor, media outlets, and bloggers - each made invaluable contributions. These friends of equality have ensured that discrimination and hate were not permanently embedded into our great state constitution.
Sadly, it's looking like Indiana Democrats could possibly lose control of the House after the next election. If so, the strategy of letting the bill languish in committee without a vote won't work; we'll actually have to muster up pro-equality Democrats who will vote the party platform and support the LGBT community. We're short on those right now.