What is HJR-3?
HJR-3 (formerly HJR-6) is a proposed amendment that would permanently alter the Indiana Constitution to define marriage and could potentially affect hundreds of rights related to marriage under current Indiana law.
In the 2014 legislative session, Indiana lawmakers can choose either to table or vote down the amendment or send it to voters for a statewide referendum next November. If it does not pass or is not called for action, our Constitution will be protected.
In addition to the duplicative and restrictive first sentence of the amendment, no one has been able to clearly define what effects the second sentence would have on existing marriages, domestic partner benefits, human rights ordinances, legal contracts and benefits for unmarried couples.
Freedom Indiana is committed to educating lawmakers and all Hoosiers about the amendment and the harm it could do to our state, our economy and our communities if it is permanently written into our Constitution.
“Only a marriage between one (1) man and one (1) woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Indiana.
“A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized.”