Indiana gay marriage foes press on as tides shift

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gay marriage opponents who have spent more than a decade working to strengthen Indiana’s laws say they aren’t daunted by a growing acceptance of same-sex unions.

Federal courts have overturned gay marriage bans in Oklahoma, Utah and New Mexico, and 19 states now allow gay marriage or civil unions.

Support for a proposed amendment that would put Indiana’s gay marriage ban into its constitution is wavering amid concerns about its impact on businesses.

But proponents of a ban say the issue is that values would be compromised if Indiana doesn’t take the extra step to ensure it remains a state where marriage can only be between a man and a woman.

The amendment passed the Legislature in 2011 and must pass again by March to go to voters in November. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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