Indiana Republican legislative leaders say Wednesday’s U.S. Supreme Court rulings clear the way for the General Assembly to vote on a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage.
In statements, Senate President Pro Tem David Long and Speaker Brian Bosma both say they anticipate the legislature will vote on the marriage amendment during the 2014 session. Bosma goes a step further, predicting the amendment will be passed and placed on the ballot for Hoosiers to vote on.
Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane says he hopes Indiana becomes a state that supports marriage equality, asking lawmakers to put the same-sex marriage debate behind them.
Lawmakers delayed a vote this spring, citing uncertainty over the Supreme Court's decision. If approved by the legislature next year, a ballot question will go to Hoosiers in the November, 2014, General Election.