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Two-Thirds Of Indiana Voters Think Amendment Banning Marriage Equality Is "Not The Right Course"

A proposal to add a ban on marriage equality to the Indiana Constitution is opposed by two-thirds of voters in the state, presenting a major problem for homophobes should the amendment go to voting Hoosiers in 2014. 

The Journal Gazette reports:

By 64 percent to 36 percent, voters say amending the Indiana Constitution is not the right way to deal with same sex marriage.

A slight plurality - 46 percent to 43 percent - oppose the amendment.

For comparison, an April 2013 statewide survey by the same polling company showed voters were similarly divided, but with 46 percent in support.

"The message from these results is clear: Hoosiers overwhelmingly support some legal recognition for same-sex couples, and they oppose amending the Indiana Constitution to address the issue of same-sex marriage and rights," said Freedom Indiana campaign manager Megan Robertson.

Voters are also upset with the proposed amendment's plan to also ban civil unions, which might have unintended consequences on straight unmarried couples.