Indiana attorney general submits briefs on gay marriage to Supreme Court

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Our state isn’t involved in the gay marriage cases set to go before the Supreme Court next week but Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is.

He’s the primary author on the briefs submitted by states that support a gay marriage ban. The briefs were filed by officials who believe the Supreme Court’s decision will affect the states where they work.

Zoeller claims he’s not actually arguing against gay marriage but is pushing for states to make their own decisions.

Since 2004, Indiana has had a law defining marriage as a union between a man and woman.

A constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage has been approved. It won’t be put to a public vote until after the Supreme Court ruling, though.

A Ball State study found Hoosiers are evenly split over whether gay marriage should be legal. A majority supported legalizing civil unions and were against changing Indiana’s constitution to ban gay marriage.

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