Politics
3:35 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

GOP Legislative Leaders: Gay Marriage Amendment Not a Priority Now

The top two lawmakers in the Republican-led Indiana General Assembly say a push to write the state’s ban on gay marriage into the state Constitution isn’t a priority for them right now.

House Speaker Brian Bosma and Senate President Pro Tem David Long say they’re more focused now on measures to improve job training and boost spending on schools.

Two Republican House lawmakers have introduced resolutions that would send the gay marriage issue to voters in 2014 if  approved by the General Assembly.

Legislators have two years to decide if they will consider whether to write the ban into the state Constitution.  

Long has called for a legal review with an eye on whether a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage would make it a moot point.