Tuesday, February 8, 2011

To My Democrat Friends

Picking up on a theme from Bil Browning's latest post: Where's the outrage?

Where's the outrage over HJR06 passing out of committee?

The Indiana Democrat Party has said nothing more than a Tweet and giving a link to a news article on their Facebook page.

The Marion County Democrat Party are more silent, not saying anything on Twitter, through a press release, or even through their unofficial spokesperson.

Compare that to the Libertarian Party of Indiana, which has had three separate posts on Facebook concerning HJR06 and promises of a press release soon to follow.

I've also noted the silence from LGBT organizations (besides Indiana Equality, which organized the opposition's testimony yesterday), but I'm not quite as willing to throw organizations under the bus run by volunteers. I'm going to make a few phone calls and see what I can find out.


  1. The issue is like the abortion and gun issues. They are not party line votes for either party. There are plenty of D's who support the amendment as I'm sure there are more libertarian minded Republicans who oppose it. It's hard for the state party to take a position when that's the case.

  2. I've been married for over 30 years to the same woman. Why she puts up with me, I don't know. :)
    Indiana has one of the highest divorce rates in the nation. http://www.divorcereform.org/94staterates.html . Marriage isn't a Hoosier value. So why should we be concerned with "domestic partner", whether they be male/female or same sex.

    Ronald Rodgers

  3. It appears that they've just posted your blog post to their wall, too. Interesting to see how the Libertarian Party is taking such a huge stance on LGBT equality in Indiana. I'm proud of them!

  4. The House co-sponsor is a Democrat. While other states... Maryland, Rhode Island, New York... are debating granting Marriage Equality... in Indiana we have bipartisan hate.


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