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Southern Indiana representative focuses on national budget issues rather than social

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The issue of same-sex marriage takes center stage this week in the nation's capital.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases that could shift the legal landscape.

Earlier this month, Ohio Senator Rob Portman became the most prominent Republican to offer support for gay marriage.

But, in an interview Monday morning, Republican Congressman Todd Young, who represents Southern Indiana, declined to say where he stands on the issue.

He did say that the question should be left up to the states to decide.

"It's my hope that we would leave these things to the states rather than one side prevailing over another. We'll see if that is exactly what the law says. It's the Supreme Court's job to decide what in fact our fundamental law, the Constitution, requires. Of course all of us will abide by that decision," explained Young. 

He also says it may not be appropriate for government to sanction marriage at all.

Young says his priority remains addressing the nation's budget issues, most importantly tax reform, as opposed to social issues such as same-sex marriage.

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