Federal Judge Rules Indiana’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Evansville has ruled Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.


A federal judge strikes down Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage allowing gay couples to apply for marriage licenses.

At last check, Vanderburgh County is the only county in our area that has issued marriage licenses. 
Posey and Perry County Clerks say they have only had calls. 

This ruling comes from the case 'Baskin versus Bogan' that was filed on behalf of five Indiana couples. 

The Attorney General's Office is asking for an emergency motion for a stay, which would stop same-sex marriage couples from getting marriage licenses.

You can view the Notice of Appeal and the Emergency Motion from the Attorney General's office.


A federal judge in Evansville has ruled Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. 

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Young heard the arguments in the case in early May. 

Lambda Legal, a law firm based in New York City, challenged the law on behalf of five couples seeking the freedom to marry in Indiana or recognition of marriage in another state. 

Eyewitness News will continue to follow this story. 
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