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Marriage Wins Big at the Indiana Primaries

 

The headline speaks volumes, “Social conservatives post wins in Indiana legislative races,” once again proving that supporting  marriage as the union of one man and one woman is a winning political position.

According to the IndyStar,

Indiana State CapitolSocial conservatives won several key Statehouse races in Tuesday's primary, ousting two incumbents and successfully defending others…

…Two Republican House members — Kathy Heuer, Columbia City, and Rebecca Kubacki, Syracuse — were defeated by wide margins by Christopher Judy and Curt Nisly, respectively. The incumbents were targeted by social conservative groups after voting against a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. [Emphasis added]…

"The overall message is that if you oppose marriage in Indiana, you take huge political risks," said Curt Smith, president of Indiana Family Action. "If you want to thumb your nose at the pro-family groups, you do so at your own risk."

NOM, the Indiana Family Institute, the American Family Association of Indiana, Citizenlink, and Family Research Council  Action had warned politicians before the marriage amendment vote in the legislature that if they did not give the people the chance to vote on marriage this year, there would be political repercussions.  After the failure of the legislature to pass the question to the voters, the coalition worked together to choose its targets, particularly the ousting of Heuer and Kubacki while protecting marriage champions.