The Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee will on Wednesday begin debate on a measure that would ban marriage for gay and lesbian couples in the state.
The resolution was approved 70-26 by the Ind. House in February, and is expected to face little opposition in the Republican-dominated Senate. Indiana voters, however, will not be asked to weigh in before 2014 – the earliest the state constitution can be altered.
Opponents of the anti-gay measure rallied outside the Indiana Statehouse on Monday. The group Rally for Equality said of the protest, “[T]his is the opportunity to tell your State legislators and all of Indiana that we will not take NO rights for an answer.”
If passed by voters, the anti-gay bill would also outlaw civil unions.