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Marriage ban foes grow

Still not convinced a constitutional ban on gay marriage is wrong for Indiana? Here’s the economic case, from the Indy Chamber:

“As a voice for the business community, including a membership of nearly 3,000 business representing 235,000 employees throughout the Indianapolis region, we believe it is in the best interest of our economy to defeat this proposed amendment, which will inhibit employers’ efforts to attract an emerging generation of talent,” a commentary from the business group declares.

“The Indy Chamber is in the business of strengthening our economy. The proposed marriage amendment does nothing to help show the nation that Indiana is a place that welcomes all, not just some, and we must be mindful of how actions such as this will impact our competitiveness on a national and global level.”

The article also questions why lawmakers would spend time considering an issue already prohibited by state law.

Why, indeed? For a legislative body largely composed of politicians who cite jobs and economic development as their top priority, what’s the motivation for taking on an issue likely to drive investment and talent away from Indiana? As former Gov. Mitch Daniels once noted, it’s time for a truce on social issues.

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