Column: On marriage bans, courts will decide



When the Republican-dominated Indiana General Assembly earlier this year passed a bill trying to amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage, many saw it as a small-minded, homophobic, even hateful attack on gay couples and a deprivation of civil rights under the constitution.

And it was.

But now, in the afterglow of the (thankfully) just-ended 2014 version of the Legislature, that action looks much more like a positive step because of what it forestalled.

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