Senate President Pro Tem David Long still deciding on proposed constitutional same-sex marriage ban
Lawmakers to wait on high court ruling
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INDIANAPOLIS - Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, said Tuesday that he is "still deciding" whether to take up the proposed constitutional same-sex marriage ban during this year’s session.
He said he is waiting for a legal opinion on how the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling, expected in the coming months, could affect Indiana.
He said after he receives that legal opinion, he’ll talk with House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis.
"We will wait for that legal opinion, and the speaker and I will huddle again and talk about it, and we'll talk about it and we'll talk about it with our caucuses," Long said.
The House and Senate both approved a measure that would amend a ban of same-sex marriage, civil unions or any similar legal status into Indiana's constitution in 2011. If they each vote in favor of the exact same measure again in either 2013 or 2014, voters would get the final say in a November 2014 referendum.
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