Freedom Indiana is holding a community meeting this Sunday, to discuss information about the organization and effects of the HJR-6 Bill.
Communications Director Jennifer Wagner gives more detail on the organization.
“Freedom Indiana is a bipartisan, statewide organization,” Wagner says, “We recently stood up to oppose HJR-6 that would restrict freedom for certain Hoosiers, define marriage, and harm Indiana’s economy.”
According to Freedom Indiana, the HJR-6 Bill defines marriage as, QUOTE, “Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Indiana. A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized.” END QUOTE.
The bill would alter the Indiana Constitution’s stance on marriage, and it could affect rights related to marriage that are currently under Indiana law.
The goal of the Freedom Indiana meeting is to raise awareness for the organization, and to educate lawmakers and Hoosiers about the amendment.
“Our goal is to build the largest grassroots constituency campaign in Indiana history,” Wagner says, “We want to contact as many Hoosiers as we can to let them know how harmful it would be to them and their fellow Hoosiers. We hope they let their lawmakers know that it’s not something that needs to happen now.”
The meeting will be held this Sunday at 5:30 pm, in the Unitarian Universalist Church.