Gov. Pence wants sentence back in marriage amendment

Indiana Governor Mike Pence (WLFI File Photo)
Indiana Governor Mike Pence (WLFI File Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Gov. Mike Pence is urging legislative leaders to bring an end to the debate over gay marriage this year.

In a one-on-one interview with our sister station, WISH-TV, the governor also made it clear that he hopes lawmakers restore the second sentence in the marriage amendment — the one that would outlaw civil unions.

That sentence was removed in the Indiana House of Representatives Monday.

“Let me say I support traditional marriage,” said Pence, “and I expressed support for the resolution that the legislature passed during the last session and considered at the outset of this session.”

The governor also said that he will no longer be speaking out on the marriage issue until the legislative session ends. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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