Attorney General Zoeller looks forward to a court ruling on gay marriage

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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 Suprene 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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language 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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