Indiana state House approves constitutional ban on same-sex marriage (LGBTQNation)
The Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a measure to create a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. The bipartisan vote was 70-26.
The proposed amendment would also prohibit civil unions, stating that any legal status “substantially similar” to marriage for unmarried people is not valid.
The vote took place after less than 30 minutes of debate.
The Evansville Courier-Press reports:
“The basic unit of society is the family, and the cornerstone of the family is marriage. Marriage is, and should be, the union of one man and one woman,” said the gay marriage ban’s author, Rep. Eric Turner, R-Marion.
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