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Friday, May 09, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Indiana AG asks judge to stay gay marriage ruling"

Updating this ILB post from yesterday, which quotes from, and links to, Judge Young's 14-page ruling re Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney, two plaintiffs in the case of Baskin v. Borgan, who had asked Judge Young that the Court, with respect to them, act in an expedited manner because Niki's death is imminent. With respect to this couple, yesterday Judge Young granted a "preliminary injunction [which] will remain in force until the court renders judgment on the merits of the Plaintiffs’ claims."

Today, this AP story from Charles Wilson reports:

Indiana has asked a federal judge to stay his order requiring it to recognize the out-of-state marriage of a lesbian couple in which one woman is terminally ill, saying that the ruling could raise false hopes for other same-sex couples.

State attorneys also filed a formal notice of appeal following U.S. District Judge Richard Young's ruling. Indiana will ask the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to review Young's decision, which applies just to one couple — not to others who were legally wed elsewhere and are seeking to have Indiana recognize their marriages.


Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 9, 2014 10:13 AM
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