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Sapere aude - dare to be wise
Saturday, February 19, 2005
Indiana and the gay marriage battle
Posted 11:53 AM by Luke
The three couples who have hereforth challenged the constitutionality of an Indiana statute defining marriage as a union of a man and woman have decided to not appeal the case to the Indiana Supreme Court, following their loss in the court of appeals.

Instead, gay advocacy groups are focusing their efforts on defeating an amendment to the Indiana constitution that would ban gay marriage "or the incidents thereof."

Indiana constitutional amendments must be passed by two successive general assemblies and then be approved by the voters. The amendment should pass easily in the general assembly this year.

IU Law-Indy's very own, Professor Jennifer A. Drobac, was quoted in this article in The Advocate:
If the plaintiffs had appealed and lost, the supreme court decision would have influenced other state laws, said Jennifer A. Drobac, an associate professor at the Indiana School of Law in Indianapolis. "On a more personal level, continued litigation to secure basic civil rights exacts a heavy emotional toll on plaintiffs," she said. "Litigants often feel isolated and demoralized when respected members of their community reject their plea for equal rights."

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