INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma
has sent a proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage to a new committee
amid concerns it lacked the support needed on another panel.
Bosma announced Tuesday that the proposed ban and a companion bill would
be considered by the House Elections and Apportionment Committee. The move
comes after the measure stalled in the House Judiciary Committee and Bosma
threatened to substitute members of that panel to advance the measure.
Bosma had promised publicly to let the ban run a normal course in the
Legislature but took a more forceful role in advancing it amid concerns
that it would die in committee.
The House elections panel includes more conservative lawmakers than the
judiciary panel, including at least one Democrat who said he would support