INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A few hundred activists have filled the Indiana
Statehouse as lawmakers resume debate over a proposed state constitutional
ban on gay marriage.
opponents of House Joint Resolution 3 filled the hallway outside the
Senate chamber Monday shortly before the Senate Rules Committee was
scheduled to consider the measure.
approved the proposal last month after removing language that also would
ban civil unions.
The amendment won
broad bipartisan support in 2011 and must pass the Legislature again this
session to go to voters in a November referendum. The House move to remove
the civil union language could delay the referendum for two years.
Gov. Mike Pence
says he supports the original proposal and has refused to comment further
as lawmakers hash out the details.