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By Rick Yencer
MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Indiana lawmakers talked about same sex marriage, Sunday liquor sales and declining state revenue amid projections of a slow economy in 2014.
The gathering was the Noon Rotary Club lunch along with members of the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce at the Suzanne Gresham Center.
State Reps. Sue Errington, D-Muncie, Kevin Mahan, R-Hartford City, and Jack Lutz, R-Anderson along with Sen. Doug Eckerty, R-Yorktown, had plenty to say about the upcoming short session where all 100 House members and half the 50 member Senate will face re-election.
Top of their list was giving Hoosier's a vote on an Indiana Constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage - which would include a clause to stop civil unions.
Lutz, a member of House Public Policy Committee, anticipated a vote in both houses to put that on the ballot. in November 2014. Eckerty said he would give voters the right to decide if the constitution should be amended.