On the Beat in Bluffton

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

N-B Feedback: Indiana House votes for marriage amendment

Indiana lawmakers pressed ahead Tuesday with an effort to put a gay marriage amendment under the state constitution, but the version that cleared the House wouldn’t be able to take effect until 2016 at the earliest because of a late change leaving open the possibility of same-sex civil unions someday.

The proposed ban, which the House approved 57-40 Tuesday afternoon, now heads to the Indiana Senate, where members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are set to take up the issue. 

Tell us what you think in the comments section, and contact State Sen. Travis Holdman to share your thoughts at 800-382-9467, 317-232-9400 or Senator.Holdman@iga.in.gov. His legislative assistant is Maureen Gordin, 317-232-9807.

Even though the House has already voted, you can still contact Wells County's representatives:

• Rep. Matt Lehman, (800) 382-9841or (317) 234-9499
• Rep. Dan Leonard, (800) 382-984 or (260) 356-5122
• Rep. Kevin Mahan, (800) 382-9841or (317) 232-9509

Learn more in the Wednesday, Jan. 29, News-Banner.

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