Same-sex marriage dispute waste of time

Republican leaders in the Indiana General Assembly say enshrining discrimination into the state Constitution isn’t high on their list of priorities, but they will give a bill that would do just that as good a chance as any to get through the next session.

That’s the message coming out of Indianapolis, where legislators gathered Nov. 19 for Organization Day for the 2014 Legislature.

Democratic leaders have asked Republicans to stop moving forward a bill that would amend the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. They say the issue is explosively divisive and will take time and focus off more important issues such as education and economic development. And they are 100 percent correct.

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