State of the Union, HJR-3 bring busy week in state, national politics

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It’s a busy week in politics – on both the state and national level.

Indiana lawmakers dealt with the controversial issue of same-sex marriage, approving but drastically changing a resolution to place a same-sex marriage ban in the state constitution.

Lawmakers are nearing the halfway mark of this year’s legislative session, with several key deadlines approaching next week.

All along, the proposed constitutional ban on same sex marriage has been a lightning rod of controversy at the Statehouse – and Thursday the Senate Republican leader announced the measure, known as HJR-3, would head to the Senate rules committee next month.

By a vote of 57-40, House lawmakers passed an amended version of HJR-3 Tuesday afternoon after they dropped HJR3′s controversial 2nd sentence.

Watch the video above to see what people on both sides are saying about what’s next with HJR-3, and watch the video below to see what one Indiana congressman is saying about this week’s State of the Union address and other issues facing lawmakers in Washington.

Rep. Todd Young, R-Indiana, told FOX59 he was disappointed in the President’s address. He also talks about the President’s health care plan and immigration reform in the video below.