And while Republican lawmakers were locked inside a Statehouse room debating the amendment, Bosma and his political team circulated a Republican poll showing public support for the amendment. (Perhaps more importantly, the poll showed few electoral repercussions for lawmakers if they appeared on the ballot with the amendment in November.)
Finally came the proclamation that Bosma would look at removing committee members.
House lawmakers are expected to resume their private deliberations when they return today, with the possibility of a vote later in the week.
Tom LoBianco covers Indiana politics for The Associated Press. Follow him at twitter.com/tomlobianco.