"He understands it could help attract talent to the city. Many of our larger employers do offer those benefits, so if the council passes the resolution extending benefits it's something he'd take a look at."
-- Marc Lotter, spokesman for Indianapolis' Republican mayor, Greg Ballard, about a recently introduced proposal to provide domestic partner benefits to city employees. Ballard was the first of the Tea Party candidates to sweep an incumbent out of office. John Gregg and Mike Pence, the Democrat and Republican running for Indiana governor, have both announced their support of a constitutional amendment that would not only ban same-sex marriage but also take away all domestic partner benefits in the state.