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Hoosiers don't want marriage amendment

December 14, 2013
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As the debate over House Joint Resolution 6 continues, I wonder if some of the major proponents of this discriminatory bill, such as Micah Clark, Eric Miller and Curt Smith, realize that they are being outnumbered. They have been peddling the same old “reasons” for pushing HJR-6 into our state Constitution for years.

I wonder if they had any idea that a coalition as large and wide-spread as Freedom Indiana would form to fight their plans.

Micah Clark, speaking about corporations’ taking a stand against HJR-6, said, “The myth that public policy support for traditional marriage is somehow bad for business is a red herring and a scare tactic.”

Well, I think the reason he doesn’t believe HJR-6 is bad for business is because he, and others like him, want to believe it. It seems to me that these people pull their facts and reasons out of thin air and hope the citizens will go along with them.

It might have worked up to a point, but it doesn’t seem to be working anymore.

One of the main arguments against HJR-6 is that it will take away much-needed protections from same-sex families.

I have been making many calls to Hoosiers all over the state for Freedom Indiana. Even if at first some people said that they “don’t believe in same-sex marriage,” once they learned that same-sex couples would lose these protections, they became upset and consent to contact their legislators to urge them to oppose HJR-6.

This gives me hope that more Hoosiers than not believe in treating all of their neighbors with respect and dignity, and that the citizens want to move forward toward equality, and not backward towards discrimination.

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Annette Gross, Carmel

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