And now my faith is renewed.

From Blue Indiana: Ding Dong: SJR-7 is dead!
History has been made, folks! SJR-7, the proposed amendment to outlaw same-sex marriage and civil unions, has been defeated in committee. The amendment is dead.


None of this would have been possible without the courageous stand taken by Indiana companies like Cummins Engine, Wellpoint, Dow AgroSciences, Eli Lilly, and Emmis Communications. These corporations correctly pointed out that SJR-7 would negatively affect their ability to recruit quality employees by painting Indiana as an intolerant state to live and work in.
You probably have no idea how happy this makes me. This is one step closer to the goal of making this state into being seen as something other than a backwards, hateful, bigot-filled, conservative, Bible-thumping shithole. And yes, this does set a good business precedent - believe it or not, gay people need jobs, too, and they're not going to want to live in a state that tells them they're second-class citizens.

I know it's not going to matter - most people in this state will still have fits over the "evil homosexuals trying to convert our childrens", and will still be screaming about "protecting marriage" and "traditional morals", but at least their hatred is not going to be enshrined into law. That makes a difference to me.