Business and political leaders are weighing in on Wednesday's ruling by a federal judge that tossed out Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage. Multiple Indiana companies, including Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and Emmis Communications Corp. (Nasdaq: EMMS) in Indianapolis have issued statements in support of the decision. Mike Pence's office says the governor supports Attorney General Greg Zoeller's efforts to appeal the ruling. Zoeller has requested an emergency stay while that process moves forward.
June 25, 2014
Indianapolis, Ind. – The following statement can be attributed to Kara Brooks, Press Secretary for Governor Mike Pence.
Governor Pence supports the Attorney General's efforts to appeal the federal court's ruling and defend Indiana's right to define the institution of marriage for the residents of our state. Because the Governor believes in the rule of law, the State of Indiana will comply with the federal court's order as this case moves through the appeals process.”
Source: Office of Indiana Governor Mike Pence
June 25, 2014
Statement From Marya Rose, Chief Administrative Officer, Cummins Inc.
“Diversity and inclusion are core values of Cummins and we have a long history of advocating for policies that are fair and respectful of all people and we fully support today’s ruling allowing same-sex marriage in Indiana. This is yet another reason why all efforts to define marriage in our state's constitution should immediately cease.”
Source: Cummins Inc.