Thursday, June 26, 2014
On Wednesday, a federal judge struck down Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage in a mixed ruling involving lawsuits from several couples. U.S. District Judge Richard Young said the state’s ban is unconstitutional and violates the U.S. Constitution’s equal-protection clause. Judge Young did not immediately issue a stay on the ruling, allowing couples to marry immediately. The Indiana attorney general’s office plans to appeal the decision.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a similar ruling on Wednesday, saying that Utah cannot ban same-sex marriages.
See Indiana’s Ban On Gay Marriage Ruled Unconstitutional, Huffington Post, June 25, 2014.
Special thanks to Naomi Cahn (Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, George Washington University School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.