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HJR-3 vote postponed

INDIANAPOLIS — After more than three hours of testimony from supporters and opponents of Indiana’s proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, the House Judiciary Committee adjourned without a vote at about 1:40 p.m. Monday.

The House chamber and hallways in the Statehouse were filled with people on both sides of the issue awaiting the vote, which is the first of several House Joint Resolution 3 must survive for the amendment to go on the ballot for November’s general election.

The amendment would enshrine the definition of marriage in the state constitution as being between a man and a woman and prevent the creation of legal statuses similar to marriage, such as civil unions.

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