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Michael Conroy | Associated Press
Opponents of a proposed amendment to the state's constitution to ban gay marriage gather outside a hearing of the House elections committee at the Statehouse in Indianapolis on Wednesday.

Hearing draws both sides on gay-marriage ban

House chair kicks activist out of hearing

INDIANAPOLIS – The chairman of the House Elections Committee has expelled an opponent of the proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage from a second House hearing on the measure.

Rep. Milo Smith looked up to the House gallery during Wednesday’s hearing and asked Statehouse police to remove a man who had waved a thumbs-down sign after Smith asked the crowd to keep quiet.

The House hearings on a proposed marriage ban have been largely orderly, but opponents of the ban erupted into laughter during testimony Wednesday from the Family Research Council’s Ken Klukowski.

After Klukowski argued national trends could lead toward the legalization of polygamy in some states, a Democratic lawmaker asked if the committee should vote on banning polygamy as well.

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