So why is it so important for Speaker Bosma and Rep Turner to get their amendment passed? They keep arguing that judges will be able to define marriage if they don't do this. Well actually by doing this they will get the judges involved. And also interested that their definition is marriage between one man and one woman.......interesting based on these facts:
The first polygamist mentioned in the Bible is Lamech, whose two wives were Adah and Zillah (Gen 4:19). Abraham's wives were Sarah,Hagar (Gen 16:3, 21:1-13), Keturah (Gen 25:1), and concubines (Gen 25:6) (who are referred to as "wives" in other parts of the Bible). Jacob's four wives are Leah and Rachel (Gen 29:28) and despite an oath with their father Laban to not take any additional wives (Gen 31:48-54), Jacob took Bilhah (Gen 30:4) and Zilpah (Gen 30:9). Moses' two wives were Zipporah (Ex 2:21, Ex 18:1-6) and an Ethiopian woman (Num 12:1). Interestingly enough, Aaron and Miriam were punished for disapproving of Moses' forbidden marriage. Gideon "had many wives" (Judges 8:29-32). Elkanah, Samuel's father, had two wives, Hannah and Peninnah (1 Samuel 1:1-2). An accurate list of David's wives would include at least five named wives: Michal (1 Sam 18:27, 19:11-18, 25:44; 2 Sam 3:13-14, 6:20-23), Abigail of Carmel (1 Sam 25:39, 1 Chr 3:1), Ahinoam of Jezreel (1 Sam 25:43, 1 Chr 3:1), Eglah (2 Sam 3:4-5) and Bathsheba (2 Sam 12:24). Three additional women are mentioned, but we are not told if they are wives or concubines: Maacah (2 Sam 3:3, 1 Chr 3:2),Abital (2 Sam 3:4, 1 Chr 3:3) and Haggith (2 Sam 3:3, 1 Chr 3:2). Lastly, there are the ten concubines, or wives as they are referred to in 2 Sam 5:13, 15:16, 16:21-23, 1 Chr 14:3, bringing David's total to 18 "wives/concubines". According to 1 Kings 11:3, David's son Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines.
Indiana already has a law on the books so let's leave it alone or maybe there is more to it. As example we use to have a strong law on Fireworks on the books but that did not support Rep. Turners family business did it????
Is this about religion of something else?