Indiana Legislature Delays Vote on Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

2/7/2013

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Angela Dallara
Communications Associate, Freedom to Marry
angela@freedomtomarry.org
646-430-3925

New York – Legislative leaders in Indiana announced today that they will not vote this year on a proposed amendment to exclude same-sex couples from marriage, though they say they could take it up next session.

Marc Solomon, national campaign director at Freedom to Marry, released this statement:

"It's encouraging to see Indiana's leaders making this choice, because limiting the freedom to marry is never in the best interest of a state, its residents, or its businesses. Just as corporate allies like Eli Lilly and Cummins stood against this amendment, Freedom to Marry will continue to press for actions that take us forward, not backward, on marriage. This announcement gives the people of Indiana some much-needed time to have important conversations about marriage and freedom.  As they do, we are confident that lawmakers of both parties will recognize that permanently eliminating the freedom to marry in the state constitution is wrong for Indiana's families." 

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 is the campaign to win marriage nationwide. We are pursuing our Roadmap to Victory by working to win the freedom to marry in more states, grow the national majority for marriage, and end federal marriage discrimination. We partner with individuals and organizations across the country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage and the protections, responsibilities, and commitment that marriage brings.