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Commentary: Marriage questions split GOP loyalties

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Commentary: Marriage questions split GOP loyalties

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The battle over gay marriage in Indiana has been postponed for at least another year – and maybe even longer than that. Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, and Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, announced that the Indiana General Assembly won’t be voting on a […]

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Bosma, Long postpone marriage amendment discussion, say they’ll wait for SCOTUS decision

By Samm Quinn TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislative leaders announced Thursday that they will wait until 2014 to discuss amending the Indiana Constitution to ban same-sex marriage and restrict civil unions. Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, and House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said their caucuses decided to postpone action on the proposal because […]

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Podcast: Statehouse headlines for the week ending Feb. 2

Lawmakers will consider a constitutional amendment on Monday that guarantees the right to fish and hunt. A bill opening up Sunday alcohol sales will be considered Wednesday. And House Minority Leader Scott Pelath is calling on Republicans to be more aggressive about creating jobs – right now. Those are your Statehouse headlines for the week […]

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Leaders to announce fate of marriage amendment this week

By Samm Quinn TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislative leaders said a decision on the fate of a controversial constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage will come this week. Radio report Leaders of the House and Senate said Thursday that there will be a decision on the direction of a proposed amendment to define marriage as […]

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Analysis: Bosma’s irritation about marriage amendment out of character

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican leaders at the Indiana General Assembly seem at a loss as they decide how to proceed with a proposed constitutional ban to limit marriage to the union of one man and one woman – and restrict how lawmakers can grant rights to same-sex couples. In fact, House Speaker […]

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Bosma: Marriage amendment isn’t a priority

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Republican leaders of the Indiana House and Senate both said a constitutional same-sex marriage ban won’t be found on their list of priorities for this year’s legislative session. Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, on Thursday told reporters he has not decided whether the proposed amendment will get […]

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Questions remain about fate of marriage amendment

By Sarah Seward TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Nearly two weeks into the 2013 legislative session, top Indiana lawmakers have not announced how they’ll move forward with proposals to put a same-sex marriage ban into the Indiana Constitution. Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, told reporters last week that he’s evaluating how state action might […]

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General Assembly starts with focus on fiscal, job issues

By Zach Osowski TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The 2013 legislative session began Monday with brief meetings in the Indiana House and Senate and majority Republicans pledging to focus on jobs and fiscal issues – but a key Democrat asked for a time-out for any discussion of social issues. “On behalf of my caucus, I am calling […]