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Indiana gay marriage opponents push ahead with ban

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 3:36 pm

INDIANAPOLIS — A lawmaker says he will push the Indiana General Assembly to debate a gay marriage ban this session.

Republican state Rep. Eric Turner, of Cicero said Tuesday he'll file a resolution this session to write the state's ban on gay marriage into the Indiana constitution.

Turner was the author of the measure that passed in 2011. It would need to be approved by lawmakers one more time before going before voters for consideration in 2014.

Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma of Indianapolis and Republican Senate President Pro Tem David Long of Fort Wayne haven't said whether they'll allow action on the issue this year. Long says his staff is reviewing possible ramifications from a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the topic due next summer.