Indiana GOP delegates to maintain opposition to same-sex marriage

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Delegates of the Indiana Republican Party are poised to maintain support for marriage between a man and woman in the party’s platform.

The Indianapolis Star reports that the delegates will gather at Saturday’s convention to vote on the platform and choose a nominee for state attorney general and a superintendent of public instruction.

Ahead of the convention, a committee tasked with exploring changes to the platform voted not to revise language that party members added in 2014 that favors marriage between a man and woman.

Marion County GOP Chairman Mike McQuillen says that the provision is at odds with the party’s goal of getting more young people involved.

Tom John, GOP chairman of Indiana’s 7th Congressional District, said he wants to see the language of “between a man and a woman” removed long term, but argued that this year is not the right time to do so.

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