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Same Sex Marriage Debate Turns Local

The city of Terre Haute is set to take a stance on the proposed ban on same-sex marriage. The constitutional ban is being debated at the Indiana State House and now the topic is in front of Terre Haute City Council.
The city of Terre Haute is set to take a stance on the proposed ban on same-sex marriage. The constitutional ban is being debated at the Indiana State House and now the topic is in front of the Terre Haute City Council.

Councilman Todd Nation introduced a resolution tonight. He's asking that city council oppose the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

Several cities, mayors and businesses have already spoken out against the ban. They say adding the ban to Indiana's constitution could hurt the state's economy. Nation says he worries about how it would affect Terre Haute's businesses if it happens.

"I believe that it's not fair," said Nation. "I think that this is a human rights issue, and that we should strive for fairness and equality in the state of Indiana. The second problem that I have with it, the reason that I think that this council needs to act on it like so many councils in Indiana have, is that it's an economic development issue. We need to be sending the message that everyone is welcome to do business in Indiana."

The resolution will be voted on in the February 13 city council meeting.
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