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Controversial Gay Marriage Legislation Sparks Debate

This year the Indiana General Assembly will vote on a controversial amendment to the state constitution. If enacted, HJR-6 would tighten the ban on same-sex marriage in the Hoosier State.
If enacted, HJR-6 would prohibit future legislatures from passing any law that would allow same-sex couples to legally get married.
As Indiana legislators prepare to reconvene for the 2014 session, a local group is speaking out in opposition of proposed legislation. 

Freedom Indiana is a statewide bipartisan coalition of businesses, organizations, and community leaders that are united to defeat HJR-6.

The proposed amendment to the state constitution would permanently ban all protections for same-sex couples. It is currently illegal in the Hoosier State for same-sex couples to get married. 

If enacted, HJR-6 would prohibit future legislatures from passing any law that would allow same-sex couples to legally get married. 

The Republican-controlled legislature passed the amendment in 2011, but the measure must pass a second time. If it passes this year, voters must approve the amendment before it is added to the constitution.

Monica Boyer, president of the Tea Party group "Kosciusko Silent NO More," tells WFFT the group is actively promoting and defending HJR-6.

The Indiana General Assembly will reconvene on January 6th.
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