FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 17, 2014
Contact: Elizabeth Ray or Matille Thebolt (703-683-5004)
The following statement may be attributed to Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage:
The National Organization for Marriage is pleased that the Indiana legislature passed for a second time proposed constitutional amendment language that would protect marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Their action, which enjoys strong popular support throughout the state, proves that Indiana still believes marriage is solely between a man and a woman.
At the same time we are very disappointed that both the House and Senate amended the resolution as passed by the legislature in 2011 and removed the second sentence. This was a clear betrayal of the people of Indiana, 80% of who believe this issue should be on the ballot this year.
Nonetheless NOM will continue to work with local and national allies secure the people's right to vote on marriage as soon as possible.