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Indiana GOP leaders say marriage equality ban not priority

Associated Press
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January 25, 2013

The Republican leaders of Indiana's General Assembly said Thursday they have not decided whether to take up a constitutional ban on gay marriage, one day after a pair of House lawmakers filed separate proposals to place the ban before voters in 2014. House Speaker Brian Bosma said he was not focused on the issue right now, and Senate President Pro Tem David Long hasn't brought up the issue with the other 36 members of his caucus. "All we've done is assigned it to committee as required. Our focus is on career development, as we talked about here today," Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said Thursday after talking at the Statehouse about his plan to improve job training in the state. "I'm not talking about (a gay marriage ban) today."