Indiana GOP votes to keep definition of marriage as ‘between a man and a woman’

Jun 12, 2018

By Jacqueline Thomsen

The Indiana Republican Party voted to keep language defining marriage as being “between a man and a woman” in its platform, rejecting language meant to be more inclusive of same-sex couples.

Members at the GOP state party’s convention on Saturday overwhelmingly voted to keep the language first adopted under then-Gov. Mike Pence (R) in 2014, the Times of Northwest Indiana reported.

The Supreme Court in 2015 ruled that same-sex marriage was legal in the U.S.

Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer, who was picked for the job by Gov. Eric Holcomb (R), had proposed changing the language to recognize more families, including “all loving adults” with children.

“We support traditional families with a mother and father, blended families, grandparents, guardians, single parents and all loving adults who successfully raise and nurture children to reach their full potential every day,” the proposal read.

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