MCDP Resolution Regarding HJR-3

WHEREAS, the Democratic Party is based on the values of inclusion, fairness, freedom and justice, and is committed to ensure equal access to the services and protection of the government, regardless of their age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or veteran status, and

WHEREAS, Republicans in the Indiana General Assembly are attempting to put their divisive, discriminatory and hateful language into the most sacred of government documents, our Indiana Constitution, and

WHEREAS, this Republican-led effort has already created significant rancor and heartache for many Hoosiers, when legislators time should be addressing Indiana’s decline in family incomes, increasing inequality and the creation of good, high paying jobs to grow the middle class, and

WHEREAS, the so-called “marriage amendment” is opposed by the Democratic Party of Indiana Party Platform and was unanimously opposed by Democrats in the Indiana House of Representatives, including the ten Democrats elected from Marion County, therefore,

BE IT RESOVED by the Marion County Democratic Party, assembled in full this 8th day of February, 2014 that the Marion County denounces the Republican attempt to put discrimination into the Indiana Constitution and opposes the passage of House Joint Resolution 3 in any form.