Same sex marriage ban defeated

An amendment to ban same sex marriage was defeated yesterday by the house rules and legislative procedure committee after a 5-5 vote.  The amendment is killed for this year, but the issue could return for a second vote next year.  Democrats who voted against the amendment say they had no issues with the first part of the bill, but had concerns about the second section.  House Democrat Dan parker says the vote was to protect vulnerable Hoosiers and promote job growth.