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Lehman says gay marriage ruling weakens foundation

June 28, 2013

    State Rep. Matt Lehman said Thursday has was "disappointed" in a pair of  U.S. Supreme Court rulings announced one day earlier that struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and invalidated a California law banning same-sex marriage.
    The court's ruling on the federal case cleared the way for same-sex couples to marry and to be legally entitled to certain tax, health and pension benefits. But the high court's decision on DOMA — and a simultaneous ruling that left in place a trial court’s declaration that California’s Proposition 8, defining marriage as only between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional — nonetheless could have little effect on plans by the Indiana General Assembly to address a constitutional ban on gay marriage during its next session, Lehman said.
    "As I've said before, I am personally not in favor of gay marriage," the Republican state legislator from Berne said Thursday. "I think the DOMA ruling just chips away at the institution of marriage, and personally I believe that, as a society, if that is weakened ... then what do we use as our foundation?"
    Further details in today's print and e-editions.

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