"I have cried over this. I have prayed over this. I have sought advice from everyone I know to try and come to the right decision in my heart," Austin said, her voice quivering, her eyes filled with tears.
"I know some people will be disappointed in me, but I'll have to live with that."
Disappointed, Terri? The Hoosier fundies are baying for her blood! For example, check out this ad that the American Family Association ran in her hometown paper. The ad accuses Austin of betraying her "vow to protect marriage."
Personally, I like the part about "Why did she claim tearful concern about domestic violence when a clear legal opinion to the contrary that the amendment would not affect domestic violence victims?" The ad claims that the brief submitted by an out-of-state "expert" (read: fundie think tank) should have convinced Austin that they knew Indiana domestic violence laws better than domestic violence advocates. Could it have been because the "expert" testimony came from an organization devoted to passing same-sex marriage amendments across the nation? Cuz, you know, they're unbiased.
Whatever. This is another desperate tactic by the fundie crowd to try and politicize the issue. This is all about Republican votes - not "protecting marriage."