The Indiana proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions will be back again this session. Keep in mind this state senator, Mr. Family Values himself, allegedly forced his wife to have an abortion before filing for divorce one week later.
Sen. Brandt Hershman will file SJR 7, the proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, in the 2008 General Assembly but it may not get a hearing.
Hershman say he plans to ask the Indiana House to take up the matter first and House Speaker Pat Bauer indicated months ago that he things the House has higher priorities. Bauer committed to a vote last year but not this year.
Hershman got the resolution through the state Senate last year only to see it die in the House and has no appetite to repeat the experience.
“I’ve been through it three times,” said Hershman, who also won previous approval in the Senate.