Many of the same faces, much of the same testimony, but a different result – a House committee Wednesday approved the proposed constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage.
The House Judiciary Committee last week took more than three hours of testimony on the proposed amendment known as HJR-3. But that committee did not take a vote, and after concerns arose that it would not pass the committee, House Speaker Brian Bosma reassigned HJR-3 to the House Elections Committee.
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On November 2, 2013, Tim Bowers fell from a tree stand, leaving him paralyzed and ventilator dependent for the rest of his life.
House Speaker Brian Bosma announced Tuesday he is reassigning the proposed same sex marriage ban amendment to a new committee. The move is designed to ensure the amendment reaches the House floor.
The proposed same sex marriage ban amendment known as HJR-3 was initially assigned to the House Judiciary Committee. But after a more than three hour long hearing last Monday, committee chairman Greg Steuerwald didn’t call for a vote.
Speaker Brian Bosma says Steuerwald told him he doubts the amendment would have passed the committee and advanced to the House floor.
Supporters and opponents of the proposed amendment banning same sex marriage are still waiting on a committee to vote on the measure. And Governor Mike Pence made a definitive statement on the marriage amendment in his State of the State.
The proposed amendment known as HJR-3 made its first legislative stop in the House Judiciary Committee Monday. Lawmakers heard more than three hours of testimony, but did not take a vote.
Northeast Indiana Public Radio’s jazz coordinator and longtime volunteer, Doug Gruber, notified station management this week he will no longer host his popular music program, “All That Jazz,” and will step away from his other station duties, as well.
He says health concerns drove his decision to take time away from the station.
The 25th Annual Fort Wayne Farm Show, which wrapped up Thursday, is one of the top-rated and largest in the country. It’s expected to bring over 30-thousand visitors to the city. But that figure may not grow much in the future.
There are only so many farmers. That number is going down every year, and Indiana farmers are also getting older.
That’s why Fort Wayne Farm Show director Steve Guenthner says events like his, that present the newest and most efficient machines, are so important.