Indiana Lawmaker Tweets Marathon Defense Of Delayed Gay Marriage Ban

AP

An Indiana lawmaker went on a marathon Twitter spree from Thursday night into Friday morning to defend a proposal that would ban gay marriage in the state’s constitution.

The state Senate voted Thursday to advance the measure without a sentence that would have put a ban on civil unions, effectively forcing the gay marriage ban’s supporters to start over since they lacked support to reinsert the language.

“HJR3 second sentence is officially dead in the 2014 IGA,” state Sen. Mike Delph (R) tweeted. “Not enough support to reinsert it on 2nd reading.”

After several hours of replying individually to Indianapolis Twitter users’ critiques of the ban, it appeared Delph was calling it a night:

But he kept on responding to critics into Friday morning. At one point, Delph called out the Indianapolis Star newspaper for what he called its newsroom’s “blatant anti Christia advocacy:”

Delph ended his Twitter activity around 9 a.m. ET Friday. He may continue the debate with liberal TV hosts, though, if they’d have him:

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