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Mayor Ballard adds name to resolution opposing same-sex marriage amendment

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INDIANAPOLIS -

Mayor Greg Ballard announced Friday that he's added his name to a proposed bi-partisan City-County Council Resolution urging the Indiana General Assembly to reject House Joint Resolution 6, the same-sex marriage amendment.

The council will vote on the resolution Monday.

Mayor Ballard is the latest to put his name on a list of Indianapolis business, civic, cultural, faith-based and political leaders opposed to altering Indiana's Constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman.

The Indy Chamber, Cummins, Eli Lilly, Emmis Communications and Indiana University have joined an effort to oppose the amendment. The question could go before voters in November 2014 at a time when more states are legalizing same-sex marriages - including Illinois.

 "I understand that many people hold differing views on this subject, but Indiana law already defines marriage and I don't see the overriding government interest in adding such an amendment to our state's constitution," said Mayor Ballard. "Indy is renowned for its 'Hoosier hospitality' and working hard to attract new jobs and people to our city. My hope is that we can continue to work together and focus on those things that make Indy a place where people want to live, work and raise a family."

City-County Resolution 354, 2013 is co-sponsored by: Councillors Barth, Mansfield, Hunter and Adamson.

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