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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ind. Law - "The fight goes on" warns FWJG editorial

Just a few quotes from today's editorial on the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:

Start with the good news. The effort to put HJR 3, the anti-gay-marriage amendment proposal, on this year’s ballot appears to have failed.

This will spare Indiana the ignominy of becoming the national crossroads of the gay-marriage debate in the fall election season.

Information and enlightenment are more accessible than ever, but troglodytical ideas can still find a toehold almost anywhere. With luck, the spotlight will soon land on some other struggle in some far-away state.

That doesn’t mean the rainbow coalition of people, companies and institutions to fight this can rest on its laurels. There is important work yet to be done if Indiana is to permanently avoid, and not just delay, this assault on the basic rights of some of its citizens.

We have to build on the positives. * * *

It’s a moment not for complacency, but for those who value the American tradition of freedom and respect for diversity to fight back at the ballot box – or resign themselves to years more of self-righteous intolerance at the state legislature.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 18, 2014 10:12 AM
Posted to Indiana Law