Editorial: Opinion roundup (July 4, 2014)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Today, the Daily Journal presents a sampling of editorials from around the state and nation.

Same-sex marriage inevitable, Indiana

Evansville Courier & Press

Whatever the state of Indiana tries to do to stop same-sex marriages, it is inevitable that gay marriages will ultimately become legal in Indiana, as they should.

This is an issue headed squarely for the U.S. Supreme Court, which we expect will eventually declare it the law of the land, and not just in Indiana. The court is expected to declare that it is unconstitutional to forbid same-sex couples to wed.

In Indiana last week, Evansville-based U.S. District Court Judge Richard Young struck down the state’s prohibition of same-sex marriage. With the court’s decision, Indiana became the 20th state to adopt same-sex marriage.

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