ACTION NEEDED! Indiana Marriage Amendment Threatened in House!


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Dear Friends of Marriage,

After passing the state senate by an overwhelming 38-10 margin in late January, the Indiana Marriage Amendment has now been formally transferred to the House for consideration.

Preliminary vote tallies already show a majority of House members in favor of the amendment, with a number still undecided. But House Speaker Patrick Bauer is threatening to bury the bill in committee, without even receiving a hearing in the Democrat-controlled House.

Take Action Today!

Use this link to send an email to your state representative, urging him or her to support SJR 13, and to press Speaker Bauer to allow the measure to come up for a committee hearing and floor vote.

For six years, the House leadership has blocked the marriage amendment on procedural maneuvers, preventing the bill from ever coming to a vote of the full House, where the amendment is expected to pass easily.

Tell your representative that it's time for action! While Indiana has been considering the issue, thirty other states have already amended their state constitutions to protect marriage. And even once things start moving, amending the Indiana Constitution is at least a 4-year process. We simply can't afford to wait until our opponents gain a court victory before working to protect marriage as it's always been.

Please contact your state representative today!

Use this link to send an email, or click here to look up the phone number for your representative!

P.S.: Please don't forget to forward this message to at least three friends! Our elected officials need to hear from us today!

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