GOP Advances Same-Sex Marriage Bill In Indiana House
by the Associated Press
The Republican majority in the Indiana House has signed off on a maneuver advancing the proposed state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
Democratic critics objected Thursday to the House accepting the resolution, calling its move to a different committee this week a do-over.
The House elections committee voted 9-3 along party lines Wednesday night in favor resolution.
The House voted 67-30 along party lines Thursday on a technical vote to accept the committee's action, prefacing a floor debate expected next week.
Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma moved the measure to a more conservative committee Tuesday after GOP support faltered in the House Judiciary Committee.
Democratic Rep. Matt Pierce of Bloomington dubbed Bosma's action a legislative "mulligan,'' akin to the resolution getting stuck in a sand trap.