Eric Bradner, reporting for the Evansville Courier Press has an article entitled Indiana lawmakers could announce wait on measure banning same-sex marriage.
The announcement is expected to come yet this afternoon. The last General Assembly passed a proposed state constitutional amendment defining marriage as being only between one man and one woman and also prohibiting recognition of rights for unmarried couples that are “substantially similar” to marriage. The process of amending the state Constitution requires that this General Assembly pass the same resolution either this year or next year. It would then go to a vote at a general election.
The rationale for waiting is that some similar questions are going to be considered by the U.S. Supreme Court in the upcoming session. If the Supreme Court issues an opinion, it could well have an impact on the proposed state amendment.
Also influential seems to be the waning interest in pursuing this amendment by some Republican lawmakers.