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Marriage Laws In Indiana

President Obama announced his support of gay marriage last week, and Indiana's marriage law has been stirring up some debate.

The lawsuit by the Center for Inquiry focuses on the role of religion in Indiana's marriage rules and does not mention the issue of same-sex marriage.

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The lawsuit by the Center for Inquiry focuses on the role of religion in Indiana's marriage rules and does not mention the issue of same-sex marriage.

Indiana’s marriage statute is the subject of a recent challenge by a secular organization, the Center for Inquiry. The ACLU-backed lawsuit challenges aspects of the Indiana law that do not allow the organization’s secular ceremony officiants to conduct official marriages.

After President Obama’s recent speech on marriage equality, same-sex marriage has also been in the limelight. This week on Noon Edition, we’ll discuss perspectives on the law that regulates marriage in Indiana.

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Guests

Brian Powell - IU Sociology Professor and author of COUNTED OUT: Same-Sex Relations and Americans’ Definitions of Family

Ryan McCann - Director of Operations and Public Policy at the Indiana Family Institute

Susan Lantzer – Board member from the Center for Inquiry

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