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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: Does Indiana's Marriage Statute Violates the U.S. Constitution? [Updated]

The Indianapolis Star has a story this afternoon on the ACLU suit challenging IC 31-11-6-1, which the ILB wrote about earlier today.

There is no reporter identified with the story, which is a good thing because I believe the lede is wrong. It reads:

On the same day President Obama made headlines by endorsing the legalization of same-sex marriage, the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana announced it has sued the state of Indiana over the very same issue.
The Indiana prohibition against same-sex marriage is found at IC 31-11-1-1. The ACLU suit does not challenge that statute, rather it challenges the law relating to who may solemnize a marriage.

[Updated at 7:00 PM] The IndyStar story has now been revised, replacing the earlier version:

An Indiana group has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the state’s marriage law is unconstitutional.

Coincidentally, the suit was filed today, the same day President Barack Obama said he supports gay marriage, but the suit focuses on those who officiate marriage ceremonies, not the people getting married.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 9, 2012 05:08 PM
Posted to Indiana Law