Indiana Governor Mike Pence, a
Republican, will be the keynote speaker at a meeting of social
conservatives calling on lawmakers to approve a controversial
constitutional amendment which seeks to prohibit Indiana from
recognizing any union other than a heterosexual union.
Next Thursday's Faith and Community
Leader Legislative Luncheon is sponsored by the Indiana Family
Institute and its Indiana Pastors Alliance.
“The battle lines for the future of
marriage are drawn,” Curt Smith, the group's president, said in
announcing the upcoming event. “Your support and direct
participation are vital. Please attend this pivotal meeting and
The 13-member House Judiciary Committee
on Monday will consider HJR-3, formerly HJR-6, which easily cleared
the Republican-controlled House and Senate in 2011. A second vote is
needed before the amendment can head to voters in November.
House panel to consider proposed gay marriage ban on Monday.)
Pence has previously voiced his support
for the amendment.