Analysis of the representatives voting patterns show that 12 voted to strip the 2nd sentence, the ban on protections similar to marriage, indicating a concern about the extreme nature of the language, but voted for the amendment as a whole, indicating a preference to constitutionally define marriage as exclusively male-female--all of these were Republican. There were 11 Republicans who voted both to strip the 2nd sentence and to reject the entire amendment. All Democrats voted to strip the 2nd sentence, and to kill the amendment. Forty-three Republicans voted to keep the 2nd sentence, and to push the amendment forward, while 5 members who were excused from one or both of these votes. Below I post the voting record for selected members, along with the citizen voting percent results from the 2012 election from the representatives' districts: Republicans and Democrats who won their elections with less than 10% margins; all representatives who split their votes (all of whom were Republicans); Republicans who voted both for stripping the 2nd sentence, and against the amendment.
Indiana Senate Rules Committee Members with Elections Data
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