Indiana lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow gay and lesbian couples to get married, with the governor saying he was “not surprised” by the outcome.
The legislation, SB 842, passed the state House of Representatives in a 48-10 vote Thursday and the Senate on a 21-15 vote Thursday night.
The measure is one of several in the state to allow same-sex marriage, which has gained momentum after the Supreme Court legalized same-day marriage for all Americans last week.
It was sponsored by Republican Rep. Todd Rutherford, the chamber’s only openly gay lawmaker.
It’s one of five laws in Indiana that will take effect by July 1.
The others are the ban on same-gender marriage, bans on adoption by same- sex couples and a bill requiring same-level voter registration in the June election.
Mike Pence says he was not surprised by the results of the legislative session.
“Indiana’s laws have been consistently and consistent in protecting the rights of individuals and couples to engage in their most private and intimate matters,” he said in a statement Thursday.