Judge Rules to Temporarily Recognize One Same-Sex Marriage

Published 04/10 2014 05:17PM

Updated 04/10 2014 05:47PM

A federal judge in Evansville ruled that an out-of-state same-sex marriage will be recognized in the Hoosier State for now.

The temporary restraining order for 28 days was granted to Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney of Munster, Ind. Quasney has been battling stage four ovarian cancer. The couple was married in Massachusetts in 2013. 

Paul Castillo of Lambda Legal represents the couple. He said the couple wants to be recognized as a married couple before Quasney dies.

The state’s attorney did not want to comment on camera. However, in a statement, the Indiana Attorney General’s Office said the state’s marriage statute does not allow for hardship exceptions and the restraining order should not have been granted.

It goes on to say temporary restraining orders cannot be repealed and the legal issue will be considered at the next hearing.

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