Indiana Governor: Current Gay Marriage Ban is In-Tact

Published 07/10 2014 11:35AM

Updated 07/10 2014 11:50AM

Indiana Governor Mike Pence this morning commented on his order to stop recognizing same-sex marriages in the state.
The Governor sent out a memo on Wednesday telling state agencies to act as though the US District Court never ruled Indiana's gay marriage ban unconstitutional.
Immediately after the June 25th ruling that  the gay marriage ban was unconstitutional, hundreds of same-sex marriages were performed across Indiana.
Days later, the ruling was stayed by an appeals court.
Pence says that stay effectively leaves the current ban in tact.
"The State of Indiana must operate in a manner with the laws of Indiana. So we have directed our state agencies earlier this week to conduct themselves in a way that respects current Indiana law, pending this matter's process through the courts".
Pence did say the state will recognize the marriage of one same-sex couple.
That license was issued as an emergency, due to one of the women battling stage 4 cancer.

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