Same-sex wedding ceremony.

Same-sex wedding ceremony. (December 4, 2012)

Indiana voters could get to decide whether a gay marriage ban ends up in the state's constitution.

It is expected to be a fight in the coming legislative session. One group believes the law could have economic implications.

No matter what you believe...

"That does not fit into my style of living," says Norman Clear of South Bend.

"Personally, I don't have a problem with it," says Joseph Schultz, an Indiana voter.

Or why you believe it...

"Being a member of the church and believer in God, I do not believe that is the right route as far as God looks at it," says Clear.

"Live and let live," says Schultz.

The battle over gay marriage is just beginning.

The proposed ban on gay marriage won overwhelmingly in the General Assembly in 2011. They would need to pass the measure in the same form in 2013 or 2014 for it to be allowed to go to voters for a referendum. Voters would decide whether a gay marriage ban would end up in the state constitution. And many believe the amendment won't be hard to pass in the General Assembly this year, now that Republicans have won a supermajority in both chambers.

The amendment would define marriage in Indiana as between one man and one woman and place it in our state's constitution.

While many agree or disagree with it based on their moral beliefs, one group is gearing up to make it an economic issue.

"The people you don't think this could effect could be the exact person who finds the cure for the common cold or cancer or who invents the car that gets 100 miles to the gallon," says Rick Sutton of Indiana Equality Action. "You don't know what you are excluding by putting forth this very exclusive and discriminating law."

Indiana Equality Action, a political organization that advocates for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender civil rights in the state says a state ban on gay marriage could hurt our economy. They say they have the support of large businesses like Eli Lilly and Simon Property Groups who say it could hurt them in attracting young talent to the state. But many voters and businesses disagree with that argument.

"If I was to ask business leaders -- we represent about 1,100 businesses that have 90,000 employees -- and if I was to ask them about those issues, this issue wouldn't end up in the top ten list," says St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce President Jeff Rea.

And supporters of the law say the issue is too important not to let voters decide.

"The amendment is really popular in my district and I feel let's just move it, get it out and let the voters decide what kind of state we want to be," says Republican State Senator Ryan Mishler of Bremen. "That is what we are really voting for is to put it on the ballot on 2014."

The group supporting the law, the American Family Association of Indiana, has said the issue should be up to voters. The group believes marriage should be between a man and a woman.

And both groups are probably gearing up for a possible referendum. Sutton says because of the overwhelming support the amendment got from the legislature in 2011, they expect it will pass either in 2013 or 2014. That is why his group is already gearing up and making plans for how they will fight a 2014 referendum.