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Thursday, January 09, 2014

Ind. Law - Bill introduced to put same-sex requirement in Ind. constitution, along with language about legislative intent [Updated]

This year's version of HJR 6 has been introduced today in the Indiana House, as HJR 3, which (the renumbering) isn't that unusual. What is unusual is the companion bill, HB 1153.

SECTION 2 of HB 1153, which sets out the phrasing of the question that would be included on the 2014 ballots if HJR #3 passes this year, is standard for constitutional amendments.

SECTION 1, however, which would add a new IC 1-1-5.6 to the Indiana Code, creating a new Chapter 5.6, "Marriage Amendment to the State Constitution," attempts to put into statutory law the intent of this year's General Assembly. (I'd include some of the language, but I'm having a frustrating time with the new GA website.)

[Updated at 10:24 AM] Masson's Blog has just posted this commentary on HB 1153.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 9, 2014 09:47 AM
Posted to Indiana Law