Timing essential for political gay marriage battle


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INDIANAPOLIS

Timing is everything when it comes to the battle about whether to amend Indiana’s constitution to ban same-sex marriages.

And key lawmakers are playing their cards close to the vest heading into the 2013 legislative session with a new governor and a list of big priorities.

Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma told reporters before the election that the measure could move swiftly through his chamber, but he did not include it in a package of ideas House Republicans said they would push in 2013.

Rep. Eric Turner, R-Cicero, led the fight for the measure’s passage this past year but has yet to say if or when he will introduce the measure, which needs a second vetting by the General Assembly before it can be placed on the 2014 ballot.

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