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.