An Indiana House committee withdraws such a bill after public outcry, and Georgia may nix one as well.
A Senate committee advanced an anti–marriage equality constitutional amendment that differs from one approved three years ago — possibly delaying a public vote on it.
The gay son of a Republican lawmaker in Indiana speaks out about his father's recent vote to advance a bill that would bar same-sex couples from marriage or legal recognition.
A change in the measure's language, approved by the state House today, would doom the amendment if the Senate takes similar action.
'I'm terribly disappointed in his decision and beliefs,' Chris Smith says of his father's vote against marriage equality in Indiana.
The state's House Judiciary Committee heard arguments against and in favor of amending the state constitution to prohibit any recognition of same-sex relationships, but did not take a vote on the issue.
The proposed constitutional amendment would ban not only same-sex marriage, but any 'substantially similar' legal status providing recognition to couples not comprised of one man and one woman.
A law prohibiting same-sex marriage does not automatically void marriages between transgender individuals and their cisgender spouses, the court ruled.