Zoeller looks forward to a court ruling on gay marriage

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller (WLFI File Photo)
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller (WLFI File Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The state of Indiana now faces at least four lawsuits challenging the law that bans same-sex marriage.

It’s the job of Attorney General Greg Zoeller to defend the state in federal court. He said Tuesday that he believes his office is prepared for that duty as well as that of any attorney general in the country.

“I want to make it clear that this is not personal advocacy on my part or the lawyers that represent the state,” he said, “but the current rule of law supports the state’s authority to set the licensing for marriage and we’ll continue to defend that until the Supreme Court tells us differently.”

Zoeller did say that he hopes some of the lawsuits will be delayed or consolidated but said that, if not, his office can handle the burden.

He said everyone should look forward to a decision that clarifies the issue.

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