Sunday, June 29, 2014
Only two days after U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional, a federal appeals court has already put a hold on the order. The U.S. 7th Court of Appeals issued the order Friday after Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller appealed the District Court’s decision.
The Marion County clerk’s officer in Indianapolis handed out 120 marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Friday, and planned to issue even more on Saturday, however after the ruling it announced it would not. Ken Falk, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, said he was disappointed but not surprised by the stay.
How the stay will affect same-sex marriages remains to be seen. Legal experts say couples may need to consult a professional to sort through the process.
See Tom LoBianco, Court Puts Indiana Gay Marriage Ruling on Hold, Associated Press, June 27, 2014.