DURING THE HEATED and complex debate regarding adding a definition of marriage into Indiana’s Constitution as between one man and one women, Kubacki voted this past January to remove the second sentence of the amendment that would have also banned civil unions and later voted against the amendment itself. While the amendment passed the House, it cannot go to a statewide referendum until the same language is passed by a consecutive General Assembly. That would now be 2016.
While this newspaper agrees with the way Kubacki voted — we are opposed to editing discrimination into our state Constitution — we also knew her future in ultra-conservative District 22 would be at risk because of it. We admire Kubacki’s courage by voting how she did, but we also have to respect her constituency’s right to disagree and make a change.
There is still much to learn about Nisly and his Democratic challenger David Kolbe of Warsaw, a former prosecuting attorney for Kosciusko County. We look forward to doing just that as November approaches.