The Indiana House of Representative’s Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee has voted five to five thereby defeating Senate Joint Resolution 7 (SJR7). As a result, the amendment dies in committee and will not be voted on by the full House of Representatives or the Indiana General Assembly.
We applaud the members of the committee who voted against SJR7 for making the right decision – protecting unmarried Hoosiers from the dangers of this poorly-worded amendment.
In addition we would like to thank all of the Indiana-based employers, domestic violence advocates, municipal governments, faith-based organizations, labor unions, academic organizations, and constitutional scholars who courageously highlighted the many problems with SJR7.
Although the fight is not over, this is an important victory for all Hoosiers. Thank you for standing with us to make an important difference in Indiana.