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Republican lawmaker files same-sex marriage ban constitutional amendment

by Brandon Smith

January 9, 2014

Republican Representative Eric Turner of Cicero has again filed a bill that would add a ban on same-sex marriage to the Indiana constitution.  This year, the bill that’s been called HJR-6 has a new name.  When it was first filed in 2011, it was the sixth House Joint Resolution filed.  This year, it’s the third, meaning its official name is HJR-3.

Turner has also filed a companion bill to the proposed amendment.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, the bill would ensure that domestic partnerships and same-sex couple benefits aren’t endangered.