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Indiana Judge Ends State Ban on Gay Marriage

Ruling immediately allows gay couples to get married


Indiana just became the latest state to lift its ban on gay marriage.

Gay MarriageU.S. District Judge Richard Young issued a ruling that allows same-sex couple to get married.”Same-sex couples, who would otherwise qualify to marry in Indiana, have the right to marry in Indiana,” he wrote.

“These couples, when gender and sexual orientation are taken away, are in all respects like the family down the street,” Young added. “The Constitution demands that we treat them as such.”

Gay couples were able to get marriage licenses about an hour after the ruling which says that the state law violated the U.S. Constitution’s equal-protection clause. The Indiana attorney general’s office will appeal the ruling.

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