Pence: Marriage should be a state-by-state choice

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.--- Republican Gov. Mike Pence says states should be allowed to define marriage but will comply with a federal judge's ruling striking down Indiana's gay marriage ban.

U.S. District Judge Richard Young struck down the state ban Wednesday, saying it was unconstitutional.

Pence has long said he believes in traditional marriage between a man and a woman. Spokeswoman Kara Brooks says he will follow the law but will also support Attorney General Greg Zoeller's decision to appeal Young's ruling.

The state is expected to request an emergency stay of the decision.

Pence supported an effort earlier this year to place the state's marriage ban in the constitution, but he has not been as fervent about the issue as when he was in Congress.


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