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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ind. Decisions - SD Ind. grants emergency request for immediate, 28-day recognition of the out-of-state marriage of one Indiana couple

Updating this post from earlier this morning, SD Ind. Chief Judge Richard Young has, per this Indy Star story by Jill Disis:

... this morning granted an emergency request to force Indiana to immediately recognize the marriage of a lesbian couple who wed in Massachusetts.

Judge Richard Young heard arguments in Evansville, where attorneys for Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney argued for immediate recognition of the couple's Massachusetts marriage via a temporary restraining order. Quasney, of Munster, was diagnosed in 2009 with ovarian cancer and is terminally ill.

The order will last for 28 days. A preliminary injunction hearing is scheduled at that time. * * *

The state argued that its definition of marriage is based on protections for children who come out of unplanned pregnancies and that granting temporary restraining orders are not a matter of emotional equity but of legal rights.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 10, 2014 01:15 PM
Posted to Ind Fed D.Ct. Decisions