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Friday, March 07, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Same-sex couples sue Indiana governor, attorney general over gay marriage ban" [Updated Again]

Suit has been filed today in federal court, in the Southern District of Indiana, according to this brief story from the New Albany News & Tribune. A quote:

LOUISVILLE — Four same-sex couples from Southern Indiana are suing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Attorney General Greg Zoeller in federal court to allow them to legally marry or to have their marriages recognized.

Louisville law firm Clay Daniel Walton & Adams announced the lawsuit today at its offices. The lawsuit was filed in Southern District of Indiana, which has a courthouse in New Albany. The couples are from Clark and Floyd counties and it's the only such federal case involving Indiana.

The law firm is representing four couples in a similar case in Kentucky. In that case, a federal judge ruled last month that the state must recognize legal marriages from other states.

This is not the case it had been anticipated that the Indiana ACLU would file.

[Updated at 1:58 PM] Here is the story from Chris Kenning of the Louisville Courier Journal. Some quotes:

Four gay couples are filing suit in the Southern District of Indiana to seek to force that state to recognize gay marriage.

The suit mirrors the current case in Kentucky, where a federal judge ordered the state to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed elsewhere.

Daniel J. Canon of Clay Daniel Walton & Adams of Louisville announced at a noon press conference that he is filing the suit for the couples who either want to want to get married or have their marriages recognized in Indiana.

The ILB will post the complaint as soon as a copy is located.

[Updated at 2:20 PM] Here is the complaint in Love v. Pence.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 7, 2014 01:44 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts