As promised, here's a more legal post.
Same-sex marriage and related issues are prevalent in Indiana, like many states right now. Over the last few years I have served as local counsel for two amicus briefs on related cases that have made their way to the Indiana Court of Appeals. It was a fascinating, and nerve-wracking, experience to sit there and listen to the oral arguments.
Now Indiana lawmakers are again trying to pass a constitutional amendment that would ban same sex marriage. In Indiana, a proposed amendment must be passed by two sessions of the legislature. The same sex marriage ban was passed the first time in 2005. It is slowly working it's way through the legislature this session. If it passes, Indiana voters will consider it in 2008.
A recent court of appeals decision from Michigan is catching legislators attention. Click here for more on this case.