Indiana says it will appeal gay marriage ruling

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS Indiana says it will appeal a federal judge's decision requiring it to recognize the out-of-state gay marriage of a lesbian couple in which one woman is terminally ill.

The state also asked U.S. District Judge Richard Young late Thursday to stay the order while the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reviews the case.

Young issued a preliminary injunction Thursday extending last month's temporary restraining order forcing the state to list Amy Sandler as the spouse of Niki Quasney after Quasney dies of cancer.

It applies only to them, not to other gay couples who were legally wed elsewhere and are seeking to have Indiana recognize their marriages.

The Indiana attorney general's office says that recognition of the couple's marriage now could raise false hopes for other gay couples.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 258656361 - wndu.com/a?a=258656361