Letter: Same-sex marriage ban not discrimination

To the editor:

After reading Jay Goad’s (Dec. 31) letter regarding his confidence that a majority of Hoosiers appreciate the boldness of leaders of private and governmental entities regarding Indiana HJR6, I had to write to challenge some of his misconceptions and certainly his use of the term vocal minority.

Mr. Goad first needs a lesson in civics so that he understands why the issue was going to be proposed to the voters in the first place. As it currently stands, Indiana already has a state statute banning same-sex marriage.

This vote was for a constitutional ban against same-sex marriage. In order to change the constitution of the state of Indiana, the legislature must vote to propose it to the voters in a general election. Because of his misunderstanding about this, his argument that every decision should be voted on by the voters is a fallacy.

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