The Indiana Senate has passed the one-sentence version of a proposed amendment to further define marriage in the state Constitution. According to Inside INdiana Business, the measure does not include any much-debated language involving domestic partner benefits and civil unions.
State Senator Mike Delph (R-29) had hoped the Senate would return the measure to second reading in order to restore the language.
The current version of the measure would need to pass during next year’s legislative session to go to a public vote by 2016. The final vote by the Indiana Senate was 32-17.
Source: Indiana Statehouse, Inside INdiana Business