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What’s state’s role in marriage?



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Definitions of family and the role of state government in defining those issues in the law were the key points made in a debate about a proposed constitutional amendment.

Jane Henegar, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, and Curt Smith, president of the Indiana Family Institute, answered questions posed by students and shared their opposing views Monday night at Franklin College. The college hosted the debate, which was moderated by former Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard.

The legislative issue, which awaits a vote from the Indiana House Judiciary Committee, in two sentences defines marriage as between one man and one woman and no other combination of people.

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