Indianapolis City Council Votes to Oppose Legislation Banning Gay Marriage

The Indianapolis City-County Council last night voted to oppose efforts to constitutionally ban same-sex marriage, the AP reports:

IndianaCouncil members voted 22-6 Monday night in support of a resolution urging the Legislature to reject the proposed constitutional amendment. Democratic council vice president John Barth says Indiana needs to present itself as a welcoming place for all people. All 15 council Democrats supported the resolution, along with seven Republicans. Six Republicans voted against it.

Republican councilwoman Ginny Cain said she opposed the resolution because the marriage amendment's fate should be decided by voters.

The measure will come before legislators next year with possible inclusion on the November 2014 ballot.