I'm used to hearing about the Indiana Statehouse being flooded with conservative Christians, most of whom are there as a field trip from their home schooling, so this is different:
Senate President Pro Tempore David Long, R-Fort Wayne, ordered the roughly 40 audience members expelled from the Senate balcony after they began chanting "stop hating, stop dividing, stop pandering."
Senators were considering changes to the measure -- proposed by Sen. Tim Lanane, D-Anderson -- that would have eliminated the ban on civil unions, so that the constitution would ban only same-sex marriage. Senators voted that idea down 36-11.
Gay activists in Indiana seem to have woken up. While it's immature, counterproductive, etc., etc., it's a sign of an energy that I don't remember being there even three years ago.
Note from Bil: Alex beat me to this post and while I'd quibble that Hoosier LGBT people have been doing direct action for years (I led the group doing it!), I wanted to add video of the protestors. It's after the jump.