Indiana's House of Representatives has approved a proposal that would place the state's gay marriage ban in the constitution.
The proposed ban now heads to the Indiana Senate, where members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are set to take up the issue. If approved by the Senate, voters will make the final decision in November.
"We have not dismantled this bomb. We have simply placed a longer fuse before it detonates in all of our faces," says Representative Scott Pelath.
Obviously supporters of the measure were encouraged by Tuesday's vote. The Senate could vote on it or make changes sending it back to the House. That's expected in the very near future.
REPUBLICANS VOTING YES (57)
Arnold, Bacon, Baird, Behning, Beumer, Bosma, T. Brown, Burton, Carbaugh, Cherry, Cox, Culver, Dermody, DeVon, Friend, Frizzell, Frye, Gutwein, Hamm, Harman, Heaton, Karickhoff, Koch, Lehe, Lehman, Leonard, Lucas, Lutz, Mahan, Mayfield, McMillin, McNamara, Messmer, Morrison, Morris, Neese, Negele, Niemeyer, Ober, Price, Rhoads, Richardson, Slager, Smaltz, M. Smith, Soliday, Speedy, Steuerwald, Sullivan, Thompson, Turner, Ubelhor, VanNatter, Washburne, Wesco, Wolkins, Zent.
REPUBLICANS VOTING NO (11)
Braun, Clere, Eberhart, Heuer, Huston, Kirchhofer, Kubacki, Saunders, Torr, Truitt, Ziemke.
DEMOCRATS VOTING YES (0)
DEMOCRATS VOTING NO (29)
Austin, Bartlett, Battles, Bauer, C. Brown, Candelaria Reardon, DeLaney, Dvorak, Errington, Forestal, GiaQuinta, Hale, Harris, Kersey, Klinker, Lawson, Macer, Moed, Moseley, Niezgodski, Pelath, Pierce, Porter, Pryor, Riecken, Shackleford, V. Smith, Summers, VanDenburgh.
REPUBLICANS EXCUSED (1)
DEMOCRATS EXCUSED (2)
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