State senate leaders discuss same-sex marriage, other issues

The decision not to restore a controversial provision dealing with civil unions has brought the debate over a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage to a halt, at least for now.

Indiana voters will not find House Joint Resolution 3 (HJR-3) on the ballot this year, after the Senate did not try to amend the bill to restore the sentence dealing with civil unions and domestic partnerships.

Senate leaders discuss that decision in this week’s edition of “On The Record” – watch the video above to see what caucus leaders Sen. David Long, R-Fort Wayne, and Sen. Tim Lanane, D-Anderson had to say about this week’s developments.

Lanane also comments on the controversial statements posted on Twitter by Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel.

Delph has not spoken with the media yet about the many posts on his Twitter feed, but said he would make a statement to the press on Monday, the same day the Senate is scheduled to make its final votes on HJR-3.

In the video below, Lanane answers some of our viewer-submitted questions and talks about other issues, like early childhood education, health care, and the debate over a potential phase-out of the state’s business personal property tax.

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