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Indiana gay marriage foes press on as tides shift

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INDIANAPOLIS -

Gay marriage opponents who have spent more than a decade working to strengthen Indiana's laws say they aren't daunted by a growing acceptance of same-sex unions.

Federal courts have overturned gay marriage bans in Oklahoma and Utah and the state Supreme Court did so in New Mexico. Nineteen states now allow gay marriage or civil unions.

Support for a proposed amendment that would put Indiana's gay marriage ban into its constitution is wavering amid concerns about its impact on businesses.

But proponents of a ban say values would be compromised if Indiana doesn't take the extra step to ensure marriage remains between a man and a woman.

The amendment passed the Legislature in 2011 and must pass again by March to go to voters in November.

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