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June 25, 2014

Sen. Skinner not surprised by judge's ruling, supports it

TERRE HAUTE — State Sen. Tim Skinner, D-Terre Haute, reacts to the federal court decision striking down Indiana's ban on gay marriage:

"I'm not surprised by the court ruling. We felt like it probably would be ruled unconstitutional."

Skinner is supportive of the court ruling. His position has "morphed" through the years, just as his constituents" support for gay marriage has grown.

"It's definitely going to be an interesting time in Indiana -- a lawyer's dream," he said.

He described it as a very divisive issue, one that "Republicans have used as wedge the last few years. They are not going to roll over and let it happen easily," he predicted.

Now that a federal court has ruled, Republican leadership in both the house and senate have a tough decision to make, he said. Skinner believes the legislature should let the issue play out through the courts.

But he believes there will be an element in the Republican Party "that will push to keep this issue alive. It plays well within some of their districts and the right wing of the Republican Party, and they can't let it go."

The issue "will put the onus on Republican leadership," he said.

 

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