November 13, 2013 at 4:20 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Indianapolis Council approves marriage resolution
Indianapolis, Indiana, gay news, Washington Blade

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—The Indianapolis City Council on Nov. 11 approved a resolution that urges lawmakers to oppose a proposed state constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.

The resolution passed by a 22-6 margin.

The Indianapolis Star reported Republican Mayor Greg Ballard signed the resolution before city council members approved it.

“I understand that many people hold differing views on this subject, but Indiana law already defines marriage,” Ballard said in a statement. “I don’t see the overriding government interest in adding such an amendment to our state’s constitution.”

The Indiana Legislature in 2011 initially approved the proposed amendment. It is expected to consider it again early next year. A referendum will take place in November 2014 if state lawmakers approve the proposed constitutional amendment.

  • Does anyone else want to point out the fact that the only arguments we ever hear boil down to, "We are already discriminating agianst them so we're good." No one is even touching the fact that this is discrimination set into law. We just politely ignore that.

  • It's wonderful to see that the Indianapolis City Council is standing on the correct side of history, but it's devastating that yet another state is possibly preparing to add discrimination to their constitution. We urge the Indiana Legislature to watch our video to see how much harm religion-based bigotry and laws such as these affect the young people of America and the world.

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