marriage amendment

Republican leaders in the Indiana House and Senate say they’re close to deciding whether a proposed state constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage will get a hearing this year in the legislature.

Indiana’s proposed marriage amendment cleared its first hurdle in 2011, as members of the General Assembly overwhelmingly passed it.  In order to go on the election ballot in 2014, the legislature needs to approve the measure again either this session or next.

More than 600 provisions of the Indiana code dealing with marriage could be impacted by a proposed constitutional amendment banning same sex unions.  That's according to a new report compiled by Indiana University law students and advocacy group Indiana Equality Action.