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Indianapolis Chamer of Commerce says same-sex marriage ban bad for business

by Indiana Public Broadcasting

October 22, 2013

The Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce says it will oppose the upcoming push in the state Legislature to add a same-sex marriage ban to the Indiana constitution.  Chamber president Michael Huber says the amendment will have a negative impact on the city’s business climate.

The amendment, known as HJR-6, was first approved in 2011.  If lawmakers vote in favor of the measure again, the proposed constitutional change will be placed on the November 2014 ballot.

Large Indiana companies like drug maker Eli Lilly and Company and engine-maker Cummins Incorporated have joined a bipartisan group Freedom Indiana to also oppose the constitutional amendment.  The statewide Indiana Chamber of Commerce has said it will remain neutral on the issue.