INDIANAPOLIS—Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) released the following statement following the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Indiana same-sex marriage ban.

“Once again, I am not surprised that our state’s law banning same-sex marriage violates the merit of the U.S. Constitution.

“The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has recognized the inherent unfairness of this law and I’m disappointed that others in the statehouse haven’t yet come to that conclusion.

“I whole-heartedly agree with Judge Posner’s sentiment that Indiana’s ban ‘flunks’ the test to bear a rational purpose.

“This ruling only adds increased momentum to the rate at which discriminatory laws like Indiana’s ban have met their fate.”

Sen. Lanane represents Indiana Senate District 25 includes the portions of Madison and Delaware counties, including the City of Muncie and portions of the City of Anderson. For more information on Sen. Lanane, his legislative agenda or other State Senate business call 1-800-382-9467 or visit