Nearly two-thirds of Indiana voters say they oppose addressing gay
marriage by amending the Indiana Constitution.
to a statewide survey of 800 registered voters commissioned by
Freedom Indiana and conducted by Bellwether Research, 64 percent of
Hoosiers said amending the constitution is not the right way to deal
with the issue of marriage equality. Thirty-six percent said it was
the right decision.
“The message from these results is clear: Hoosiers
overwhelmingly support some legal recognition for same-sex couples,
and they oppose amending the Indiana Constitution to address the
issue of same-sex marriage and rights,” said Megan Robertson,
campaign manager for Freedom Indiana.
A slight plurality of respondents – 46 percent to 43 percent –
said that they would vote against the measure if placed on next
When told that the amendment would also ban civil unions for gay
couples, opposition increases to 52 percent.
Lawmakers in 2011 approved Republican Rep. Eric Turner's proposed
marriage amendment but a second vote is needed before it can go on
the ballot. GOP lawmakers control all three branches of government