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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ind. Courts - Ind. federal court this morning to hear motion to order Indiana to recognize immediately the marriage of a lesbian couple from Munster

From a news release from Lamba Delta:

(Evansville, IN, April 9, 2014) — On Thursday, April 10th at 9:30am CT, a federal court will hear Lambda Legal’s motion to order the state of Indiana to recognize immediately the marriage of a lesbian couple from Munster. Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney and their two children seek immediate relief from Indiana’s refusal to recognize the legal marriages of same-sex couples entered into in another state as Ms. Quasney has been diagnosed with stage four cancer and likely cannot wait any longer for the protections of marriage.

The case, Baskin v. Bogan, was filed by Lambda Legal on March 10th in the United States District Court in the Southern District of Indiana. Lambda Legal is seeking the freedom to marry in Indiana as well as the recognition of legal out of state marriages of same-sex couples. Plaintiffs include four Indiana couples who wish to marry in their home state of Indiana as well as one couple legally married in Massachusetts but urgently in need of having their marriage recognized in Indiana. Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney have been together for 13 years and have two children. Ms. Quasney was diagnosed with stage-four ovarian cancer in 2009 and the couple cannot wait any longer for the protections of marriage.

See earlier ILB post here.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 10, 2014 09:12 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts