On Betty Greene Salwak's post Lobbying Against Indiana's Marriage Discrimination Amendment: Newbie Report, in which she reported on her conversation with Indiana Senator Scott Schneider:
I did most of the talking: I'm straight, Christian, and I know that this amendment is wrong; and I know that many more people just like me agree. He didn't want to hear about the poll that backed me up because "polls don't sway my vote. I was elected to vote my conscience."
The poll she mentions is the one reported on by Bil this week Poll: Most Hoosiers Oppose Marriage Amendment.. An Indiana Senate Committee approved the marriage discrimination amendment this past week.
In response to Betty's post, Projector Blobby said:
"I was elected to vote my conscience." Actually, he was not. I applaud you for going and doing that, as frustrating as it may have been for you.
Good point, Blobby. Is a legislator, such as Indiana Senator Scott Schneider, elected to vote his conscience, even if it ignores the will of the people? Or is he elected to represent the people, and should at least acknowledge that the people's will is important in deciding the fate of LGBT Hoosiers? What say you, Projectors?