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01/30/2014

Indiana marriage equality opponents essentially admitting that tide is turning against them

by Jeremy Hooper

Ever since the Indiana house stripped away language from that state's proposed marriage amendment, a move that will likely push any potential vote on the matter back to at least the year 2016, the state's supporters of discrimination have been saying some interesting things about the ban and its chances. Namely, they've been all but admitting that two years of change will pretty much kill any hope they had to pass the ignoble measure.

The is the gist, courtesy of the Indiana Family Institute

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"...will have killed the marriage amendment....probably for good." Translation: We know that polls are moving at a rapid pace, and it's likely that by the year 2016, the idea of a marriage ban will be even more of a nonstarter than it is right now.

There is no other way to interpret it. If the opponents were simply bemoaning the setback, that would be one thing. That is not what they are doing. In a clear voice, the opposition groups at both the local and national level are voicing some variation of the above. They are warning their supporters that it's now or never, and they are telling them this because they know, as well as we do, that two years in the marriage equality movement means two more years of poll-able voters turning eighteen. They see the writing on the wall as much as we do.

That's why I think they should just stop. Now's good.

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