Thursday, October 06, 2005


my sister sends this update:

A controversial proposed bill to prohibit gays, lesbians and single people from using medical procedures to become pregnant has been dropped by its legislative sponsor.

State Sen. Patricia Miller, R-Indianapolis, issued a one-sentence statement this afternoon saying: “The issue has become more complex than anticipated and will be withdrawn from consideration by the Health Finance Commission.”

Miller had asked that committee -- a panel of lawmakers who meet when the Indiana General Assembly is not in session to discuss possible legislation -- to recommend the bill to the full legislature when it meets in January.

i can't help but think that the righteous indignation of thousands (millions?) of bloggers—not just from indiana, but from all over the country and the globe—helped to bring the intense pressure that got senator miller to back down on this issue. i knew the bill couldn't pass, but what a relief for it to be dead (at least until someone comes up with a replacement).

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