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Poll indicates Hoosiers want to have their say about same-sex marriage ban

Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma says a recent poll commissioned by House and Senate Republicans clearly indicates Hoosiers want to have their say at the ballot box on the proposed amendment banning same sex marriage. 

The House and Senate GOP caucuses commissioned a phone survey of registered voters that took place last week asking Hoosiers for their view on the same sex marriage ban amendment known as HJR-3. 

Fifty-three percent of those surveyed say they support the amendment, contrary to earlier poll numbers put out by Freedom Indiana, a coalition opposing the measure.

But Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane says it was another number that stood out – 54% percent of those surveyed, when told part of HJR-3 could ban civil unions and domestic partnership benefits, said they would not support the amendment.

Eighty-percent of those surveyed thought the same-sex marriage issue was important enough to let the voters decide.

However, only 47% said prohibiting same-sex marriage should be a high priority for the legislature.

Job creation and public school funding were listed as more high-priority issues.

Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.
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