Saturday, January 25, 2014
Support For Marriage Discrimination Amendment In The House Collapses
Three years ago, the proposed marriage discrimination amendment easily passed the House of Representatives on a bipartisan, 70-26 vote. A survey of House members reported in the Star this evening now shows an equal number of members planning to vote for and against HJR-3 and more than a dozen votes short of the majority required for its passage. The Star poll of lawmakers shows 38 plan to vote for it, while 38 plan to vote against it. Thirteen lawmakers told the Star they are undecided, 11 of which are Republicans, and eleven members refused to comment. More than a third of the House members who voted for the amendment three years ago now plan to vote against it, including several Republicans. Not a single member has switched from opposing to supporting the amendment.