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Gay Couples’ Indiana Celebration Could be Derailed

by Charles D. Wilson
Thursday Jun 26, 2014
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Jake Miller, 30, and Craig Bowen, 35, right, kiss after being married by Marion County Clerk Beth White, center, in Indianapolis
Jake Miller, 30, and Craig Bowen, 35, right, kiss after being married by Marion County Clerk Beth White, center, in Indianapolis  (Source:AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Gay marriage supporters want a federal judge to deny Indiana’s request that he stay his order striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Attorneys for the national gay rights group Lambda Legal argued in a document filed Thursday that a stay would be unfair not only to gay couples in general, but particularly to a lesbian couple who already had been granted an exception to the prohibition because one has a terminal illness.

The Indiana attorney general’s office has asked Judge Richard Young to stay his order Wednesday requiring the state to recognize gay marriages performed in Indiana and other states.

A line of gay couples seeking marriage licenses stretching all the way outside the Marion County City-County Building greeted officials when they reopened 8 a.m. Thursday.

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