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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ind. Gov't. - "Indy Chamber votes to oppose Indiana same-sex marriage ban"

Jon Murray reports today in the IndyStar:

The Indy Chamber staked out a position today against Indiana’s proposed amendment to ban same-sex marriage in the state constitution.

The business group is the latest high-profile business interest to oppose the amendment, which will be considered for the second and final time early next year by the General Assembly. If the legislature approves the amendment, called House Joint Resolution 6, then it heads to Indiana voters in a statewide referendum in November 2014.

“The Indy Chamber is in the business of strengthening our economy and attracting top talent to our region,” John Thompson, chairman of the Indy Chamber’s board, said in a news release. “The proposed marriage amendment does nothing to help show the nation that Indiana is a place that welcomes all, not just some, and we must be mindful of how actions such as this will impact our competitiveness on a national and global level.” * * *

At the statewide level, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, which is separate from the Indianapolis-area chamber, has said it plans to stay neutral on the issue, citing differing opinions among its members.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 22, 2013 12:59 PM
Posted to Indiana Government