Chris Smith is the son of State Rep. Milo Smith (R-Columbus), who is chairman of the House Elections Committee which just this past week passed HJR-3 on a 9-3 vote along party lines to the full house for consideration. He's also gay. Chris Smith posted on Indiana Equality's Facebook site his disappointment of his father's support of a constitutional amendment to enshrine discrimination against Indiana's gay and lesbian citizens in the state's constitution.
Hello everyone. I am the gay son of Representative Milo Smith, chairman of the Elections Committee that just passed HJR-3 onto the full House. I'm not here to badmouth my dad. I'm terribly disappointed in his decision and beliefs, but he's not going to change them now if he hasn't after all these years of knowing I am gay. I am here to support you and my friends who remain in Indiana. They are my extended family.Chris currently resides in Culver City, California according to his Facebook profile. His father is tax consultant in Columbus who formerly worked for Cummins Engine, which as a company has spoken out forcefully in opposition to HJR-3. Chris added the following comment on his personal Facebook site about the debate over HJR-3:
As I look at the fight over marriage equality in my home state of Indiana, I'm reminded why I have such a disregard for politics and government. Politics is simply a fight for control in order to rule over others. If you want to tell others how they have to live their lives, then it should come as no surprise when others want to tell you how you have to live yours.