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IN Gov. reacts to gay marriage

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Indiana Governor Mike Pence held a town hall meeting at Central Library in Evansville. One of the hot topics: Gay marriage.

Governor Pence answered questions from several people on why he didn't support same-sex marriage in Indiana.

Pence says he respects people's personal choices and who they chose to care about. He says its not his place to judge, but believes traditional marriage matters.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge, Richard Young, said Indiana has to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.

That order is on hold, though, until a federal appeals court looks at his earlier decisions on the issue.

The Governor says regardless of his personal views, the issue is now in the courts, and he'll follow the decision they'll make.

"People know where I stand on this issue, but what I hope to communicate today was that when this matter is resolved by the federal court, we will take that decision and we will uphold the law," said Pence.

Tuesday's ruling won't go into affect until the seventh circuit court of appeals rules on the matter.

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