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Monday, October 06, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "ACLU says Supreme Court rejection of appeal makes gay marriage 'a reality' in Indiana"

Tom LoBianco of the AP has a good overview of today's developments, including:

House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath said the court's order signals that it's time to move on.

"We have squandered nearly a decade of our people's energy on the issue of who loves whom. The gamesmanship has dragged on and on through the past few legislative sessions. But as one court after another has struck down bans on same-sex marriage, the pointlessness of this maelstrom has become even more obvious," he said in a statement.

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a new story, headed "Indiana same-sex marriage is now legal." A quote:
"This case is over," said Ken Falk, legal director of the ACLU of Indiana. The group represented several couples in challenges to the prohibition.

"Same-sex marriage is now legal in Indiana and is required to be legal by the United States Constitution," he said. "There is nothing that can be done by way of an Indiana constitutional amendment or Indiana law to alter that fact.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 6, 2014 02:07 PM
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