Column: Court ultimately will decide gay marriage fight



Indiana’s fight over same-sex marriage came to a welcome if temporary halt earlier this month when the state Senate declined to budge on the question of civil unions.

What that surprise decision means is that either it would be at least 2016 before the question could come before the voters of Indiana, or, more likely, the debate could be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court, and never come to a Hoosier referendum.

Had the issue played out as expected, the Republican controlled House and Senate would have voted for a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage and civil unions, leading up to a statewide voter referendum as early as this year.

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