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Gay marriage ban isn't a priority for Indiana legislators right now

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Lawmakers in Indiana have been very busy, but a push to write the state's ban on gay marriage into the state constitution isn't one of their priorities right now. 

House Speaker Brian Bosma and Senate President Pro Tem David Long have pushed measures to improve job training and spend more on schools.

State lawmakers have two years to decide if they will consider the measure to write the gay marriage ban into the Indiana constitution. Long has called for a legal review with an eye on whether a Supreme Court ruling would moot the point for state lawmakers.

Meanwhile, a casino bill that would give the state's ten riverboat casinos a tax cut passed unanimously out of committee. 

Another measure moving through is a bill to reinstate cursive writing being taught in schools.  It was dropped in 2011, but just passed a Senate panel.

The House has voted to extend regulations on outdoor stage rigging.  The rules were put in place after the deadly State Fair collapse in 2011, which killed seven people.

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