With the state’s marriage license requirement that states set aside $1.6 billion to allow couples to get married, the question of how to get one is on everyone’s mind.
The Indiana state legislature voted last month to expand the number of people who can get married in the state, making it possible for couples to be married at the same time if they live in the same household.
Indiana lawmakers have set aside an additional $1 billion for the expansion of marriage licenses and have set a date to vote on it.
If they pass the bill, it would take effect on July 1.
The bill passed the state house with an 89-13 vote.
It was referred to the Senate for consideration.
The Senate passed the bill by a 21-14 vote, but it needs to pass the House and the governor’s signature before becoming law.
The marriage bill has been a major topic of discussion in the Indiana statehouse, as many lawmakers have been trying to get to a consensus on how to handle the issue.
The governor has said he’s considering how to expand marriage to same-sex couples, and he has proposed a compromise to the bill that would allow couples who live in Indiana to get a marriage license without a court order.
However, some of the more conservative lawmakers, like Republican Rep. James Brown, have expressed concerns that expanding marriage would create an “adverse effect” on same-gender couples in the future.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.