Thu January 31, 2013
Lawmakers: Decision Coming Next Week on Indiana Gay Marriage Amendment
Indiana legislative leaders expect to decide soon whether to take up a proposal during the current session to write a gay marriage ban into the state constitution.
Republican Senate President Pro Tem David Long and Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma say they will make their decision after consulting with their respective caucuses next week.
Their statements follow reports from the Evansville Courier and Press that a majority of lawmakers on the House and Senate panels that would vet the ban want to wait until next year.
Lawmakers have until next year to consider putting the ban before voters under the state’s constitutional amendment process.
Long has asked state lawyers to look into how gay marriage cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court might affect Indiana’s law.