Same Sex Marriage
Several same-sex couples recently filed lawsuits seeking to strike down Indiana’s traditional marriage definition law. As Indiana's attorney general, I have been asked why my office is defending the statute in court when some AGs in other states are not defending their states’ traditional ma…
Region views on same-sex marriage
Pauline Wilson, Steger | "I think they should. What a person does is their business. It really doesn't matter to me."
Kunal Govani, Valparaiso | "Yes. I think it's a personal opinion on that. Government shouldn't have a say; it's a person's right. There's nothing wrong with being different."
Region views on same-sex marriages
Covin Yarnelle, Griffith | "We should legalize same-sex marriage in our own state because it's in direct conflict with the separation between church and state. Religious beliefs should not be involved."
Emil Govani, Valparaiso | "Indiana should be able to say whether they can marry or not. They should possess all of the civil rights as anyone else."
Ryan Hodges, Dyer | "Yes. If they are able to get married in a separate state, then it should be recognized."
Sydney Fish, Schererville | "I think they should accept gay marriage all together. Let there be love!"
It's good that the proposed constitutional amendment on same-sex marriage won't be on the ballot in Indiana this November. Decoupling the two successive resolutions needed for a referendum on the amendment, by altering the wording, saw to that.
It’s time for House Speaker Brian Bosma and his same-sex marriage ban backers to fess up.
In a daring political move, Speaker Brian Bosma shifted the marriage amendment to a different committee.
A potpourri can be either a medley of miscellaneous items or a mixture of flower petals and so forth used to make things smell better. Considering the topics for this column, maybe it's both.
Next week, state lawmakers will gather in Indianapolis to consider a piece of legislation that would destroy Hoosier families and send the message that our state is an unwelcoming place to live, study and work.
I suspect Santa will have forgotten to deliver some gifts today. I’ll help him out with presents to the following:
Region views on same-sex marriage.
Carl Nowlin, Valparaiso | "It doesn't need to because state law already stipulates that a marriage is between a man and a woman."
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