One thing can be said about SJR7, the proposed "Marriage Amendment" to the Indiana Consitution. It's BORING. The second paragraph, that is. The first, which defines marriage as the union of only one man and one woman, just sails by, and whether you're "fer it" or "agin it", you pretty much know what it means.
But that second section is a snoozer. 31 words of lawyer talk: "This Constitution or any other law shall not be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups." zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
And that's the problem in a nutshell: how to get folks (right now our state legislators) to dissect and understand the second paragraph, and see its dangers. All in a 30 second sound bite and within short attention spans. Over the next couple of weeks I'm going to give it another try. I'll attempt to grab your attention in a couple of paragraphs and then, so as not to monopolize Bil's graciously offered space, I'll continue "below the line" for more in-depth reading. So please make the jump with me....now: