Freedom Indiana released a poll today showing nearly two-thirds of Indiana voters do not support amending the constitution to ban protections for same-sex couples. The poll found that 64% of Hoosiers oppose addressing same-sex marriage by amending the constitution including 57% of Republicans and 54% of voters who identify as “very conservative”.
“The message from these results is clear: Hoosiers overwhelmingly support some legal recognition for same-sex couples, and they oppose amending the Indiana Constitution to address the issue of same-sex marriage and rights,” said Freedom Indiana campaign manager Megan Robertson.
Hoosiers also have grave concerns about the second section of the amendment that calls for stripping protections from unmarried couples. Of the people polled, more than half of respondents would vote against HJR-6 after finding out that it bans civil unions and might have other consequences.
“Hoosiers do not want our Constitution amended, and we hope lawmakers will hear that message and make the right decision during the legislative session to either let this amendment die or vote it down,” Robertson said. “We’re working every day to reach out across the state and let folks know that this amendment will rewrite our Constitution to remove protections for certain Hoosiers and send the wrong message about our state. This is the opposite of Hoosier hospitality.”
A memo of the poll with additional details and statistics can be viewed here.