INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma has named a member of
his Republican caucus leadership team to run a powerful committee that may
shape the fate of a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
Bosma named Rep. Tom Dermody of LaPorte to chair the House Public Policy
Committee. Dermody, the Republic assistant House floor leader, replaces Rep.
Bill Davis of Portland, who resigned his seat last month.
The same-sex marriage constitutional amendment went through the House
Judiciary Committee in 2011, but in other years has gone to the Public
Policy Committee. Dermody voted for the amendment in 2011 but isnít saying
how heíll vote during the upcoming session or how heíll handle the amendment
if it lands in his committee.
If the Legislature approves the amendment, it then goes before voters.