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Hoosier gay marriage ban bid gets a new title for 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Activists on both sides of Indiana’s gay marriage fight may want to print some new campaign material — the proposed marriage ban has a new title for 2014.

Republican Rep. Eric Turner filed the proposal Thursday to add Indiana’s gay marriage ban to the state constitution. When Turner filed the measure in 2011 it was numbered House Joint Resolution 6, or HJR 6. But this year it’s HJR 3.

Both supporters and opponents have been using HJR 6 as shorthand for the amendment for months.

Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma said the re-numbering was not a strategic decision. Resolutions and bills are numbered in the order they’re filed. He noted that the proposed amendment was filed just recently and is only the third joint resolution filed this year.



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