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Indiana Gov. Daniels hearing from businesses on gay marriage

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 6:19 pm

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mitch Daniels says he has been hearing from companies looking to preserve benefits for gay couples in the state's brewing gay marriage debate.

A measure that would write Indiana's gay marriage ban into the state constitution was approved by lawmakers last year and could come up for a vote again next year. If approved twice, it would go before voters in 2014.

Daniels says he heard from companies on the issue as recently as Wednesday morning but gave few specifics. Daniels has never taken a position on the issue and declined Wednesday to say whether he supports the ban.

The measure could be on hold for a while, however. The Supreme Court is set to take up the issue and could make any action by lawmakers moot.