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It is on the second reading calendar in the Senate today, which is where senators can offer amendments or changes. A full vote on the measure would come next week.
General Assembly

Indiana Senate could change HJR3 wording today

INDIANAPOLIS – Three amendments have been filed on the proposed constitutional gay marriage ban – one of which would purposely prolong the process on the measure.

Two of the amendments simply add back the second sentence previously removed from the House that would also ban civil unions in the future.

Rumor Thursday was there isn’t enough support in the Senate to pass those amendments.

But Sen. Joe Zakas, R-Granger, filed a third amendment that would make a purely technical change not affecting the meaning of the proposal at all.

The maneuver would mean if the Senate passed it, the House could dissent and send the measure to a conference committee for further debate.

House Joint Resolution 3 currently says “only a marriage between one (1) man and one (1) woman shall be valid or recognized as marriage in Indiana.”

The Zakas amendment removes both times the amendment uses (1).

If the language isn’t changed and the Senate passed the proposal next week, it would mean both chambers approved identical language and the process would be over until next year.

The Senate is expected to take up the measure at 1:30.