INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Indiana Court of Appeals has unanimously upheld a state ban on same-sex marriage, ruling gays have no legal right to marry under state law.
House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, called Thursday's decision good news for defending traditional marriage and called for a constitutional amendment to ban marriage between people of the same sex.
The Indiana Civil Liberties Union expressed disappointment with the ruling, which may be appealed to the state Supreme Court.
"We thought we had demonstrated why same-sex couples that wanted to live in a committed and loving relationship should constitutionally be treated the same as opposite-sex couples," Kenneth Falk, an attorney who argued the case before the appeals court a year ago, told the Indianapolis Star.
Massachusetts became the first state to recognize same-sex marriage last year after a ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Court.