Same-Sex Marriage Cases Cost Indiana Over $1 Million

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Indiana’s fight to prevent the gay marriage ban from being overturned was a costly one.

The Indy Star reports the state spent $1.4 million dollars on legal fees in an effort to keep the ban in place.

That money goes to attorneys who represented plaintiffs in five federal court cases challenging the ban.

The majority of that money was paid to Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney’s attorneys.

Sandler and Quasney were the Munster couple who won a case to have their marriage recognized as Quasney was dying of cancer.

They were the first same-sex couple in the state to have their marriage recognized.

Since a federal judge ruled the ban unconstitutional, and the US Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal, it made Indiana financially responsible for the lawsuits.

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