Lafayette's newspaper of record doesn't think much of such a plan. Maybe Silent Ron can get excused.
Editorial: Amended or not, HJR-3 needs to die, Lafayette Journal & Courier
... Forget the technicalities. Forget the lawsuits that are bound to follow. Forget the heaping insults waiting to be hurled at Indiana by those who wonder how a state is willing to plant its flag on the wrong side of history.
Singling out a population of Hoosiers in the name of defending marriage — an institution under attack from plenty of traditional forces of the heterosexual variety (affairs, divorce, indifference) — is wrong from an ethical standpoint and it’s wrong from a public policy standpoint. The meaning of anyone’s marriage vows won’t change one iota if HJR-3 dies.
HJR-3, amended or not, is simply wrong.
Pull the plug on HJR-3 now.