(AP) — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is preparing to defend the
state's ban on gay marriage by supporting California in the pending
Supreme Court battle.
Friday he will file an amicus brief with the high court when it takes up
California's ban on gay marriage and the federal Defense of Marriage Act
Court's decision to take up the volatile social issue comes shortly after
the first states in the nation approved gay marriage on statewide ballots
and as Indiana lawmakers decide whether to send a constitutional amendment
banning gay marriage to a referendum.
the announcement during a year-end news conference. He defended his
decision to stop defending the state's immigration laws following a
Supreme Court ruling invalidating similar measures in Arizona.