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Indiana Attorney General: defending gay marriage ban not personal


Gay marriage has been on the minds of a lot of people as of late.  Indiana, Michigan, and many other states including Texas, have been dealing with gay marriage ban fights. 

FOX28 spoke with Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller Monday as he made a stop in South Bend.

Last week, US Attorney General Eric Holder said attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws they believe are discriminatory.  Zoeller disagrees.  "I feel like the obligation of me as an attorney general is to defend the stature, every statute, in the State of Indiana," said Zoeller.

Defending a gay marriage ban, or any other law, has nothing to do with personal views according to Zoeller.  "In failing to defend a statute, you really take away that authority from the judiciary, and the ability of a court to give us guidance, so we know what the statutes mean," argued Zoeller.

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