Another key vote is scheduled this afternoon at the Statehouse for a proposed constitutional amendment that further defines marriage.
The full House is slated to take up the divisive issue again today. Supporters believe marriage should be defined as between one man and one woman, while opponents say the proposal would negatively-impact employers efforts to attract top talent.
Over the weekend, Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana joined the list of organizations opposing the amendment. “We have focused on attachment because it is important for the retention of talent, and because it is important for the economic well-being of the region,” said the YLNI. “An analysis of several communities studied by the Knight Foundation showed a strong correlation between community attachment and the growth of GDP.
“From this analysis, we can easily conclude that the passage of HJR-3 will be a great setback to YLNI’s work toward increased openness. And it will be a tremendous threat to GDP growth in northeast Indiana and throughout our great state for many years to come.”
The amendment will go to referendum in November.