INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The top Republicans in the Indiana Senate have removed
a conservative senator from leadership positions in the wake of an
intraparty fight over amending the state's constitution to ban gay
Pro Tem David Long and other members of his leadership team told Sen. Mike
Delph that he would lose his ranking within the GOP caucus, his seat in
the Senate chamber among other Republicans and his press secretary. Delph
will now sit among the Senate Democrats.
against Delph follow more than a week of infighting over the failed effort
to place the proposed amendment on the ballot this November.
Long and others of purposely delaying a public vote, shortly before the
Senate pushed off the issue until at least 2016.