Help Us Nix 6 – The Indiana Marriage (Discrimination) Amendment
The Indiana Marriage Discrimination Amendment or House Joint Resolution 6 (HJR-6) has passed through Indiana’s House and Senate. It is on track to become the first time in Indiana’s history when our constitution is amended to take away rights rather than to grant them.
What Exactly is the Indiana Marriage Discrimination Amendment?
HJR-6 is a proposed constitutional amendment amendment that seeks to narrowly define marriage in Indiana. The exact wording is as follows:
A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized.
What Happens if It Passes?
This Amendment would have a dramatic effect on gay and lesbian relationships in the state. Depending on interpretation, the amendment could do the following:
What Happens Next?
HJR-6 must pass through the House and Senate again in 2013. If it passes, unaltered, it will be on the ballot in 2014. This means that Hoosiers will cast their vote either for or against HJR-6 as it is written today.
Where Can I Learn More?
What Can I DO to Nix Six?
GET INFORMED =GET ACTIVE =GET EQUALITY!
For further information, please contact IEA Board Member Linda Ponterio at email@example.com.