Saturday, March 15, 2014
Ind. Courts - Wrap-up story on the five same-sex marriage challenges filed in SD Ind., starting on March 7th
Jill Disis has a lengthy story in this morning's Indianapolis Star on the now five lawsuits filed since March 7th in the Southern District of Indiana, challenging Indiana's prohibition against same-sex marriage.
Earlier ILB posts have linked to the complaints in each of these lawsuits.
The Star story also includes a helpful side-bar distinguishing the five lawsuits:
- Bowling, Bowling and Bruner v. Pence, et al: In this lawsuit filed by a private law firm Friday, two of the plaintiffs, who were married in Iowa but live in Indianapolis, want state recognition of their marriage.
- Lee, et al. v. Pence, et al: Filed by Freedom Indiana, a pro-LGBT coalition, on Friday, this suit seeks marriage rights and benefits for public employees.
- Fujii, et al. v. Pence, et al.: Filed by the ACLU of Indiana on Friday, plaintiffs include a widow who claims she was forced to pay inheritance tax on her dead wife’s property because they were not legally married in Indiana.
- Baskin, et al. v. Bogan, et al.: Filed by Lambda Legal, a pro-LGBT organization, on Monday, this suit names three couples, including two women, one of whom is 78, who claim the state’s same-sex marriage ban creates a challenge for their end-of-life health care plans.
- Love, et al. v. Pence, et al.: Filed by a private firm on March 7, this names four Indiana same-sex couples as plaintiffs, who either want to be married in Indiana or who want their marriages performed elsewhere legally recognized here.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 15, 2014 08:47 AM
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