Gay Marriage

Indiana Leads Battle Against Same-Sex Marriage

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The two gay marriage cases that will hit the Supreme Court next week have divided states, and Indiana is leading the side defending the right to ban same-sex unions.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is the primary author of briefs submitted by states in support of California's gay marriage ban and of a federal law defining marriage as the union between a man and a woman.

"The state of Indiana has been a leader in advocating generally for the legal authority of states to determine their own marriage license definitions and specifically for the traditional marriage definition of one man and one woman," Zoeller said in a statement.