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Federal Judge Strikes Down Indiana's Same-Sex Marriage Ban



A day after winning a landmark court case overturning Indiana‘s ban on gay marriage, the American Civil Liberties Union plans to make sure all 92 counties are heeding the ruling.

A-C-L-U Indiana legal director Ken Falk says he‘s not aware of any counties defying the ruling, but several told same-sex couples they were waiting for legal guidance.

Some got that guidance quickly and began issuing licenses later Wednesday.

Indiana's ban on marriage for same-sex couples eas struck down on the grounds that it violated due process and equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Governor Mike Pence says Indiana will comply with the judge's ruling, but will also support Attorney General Greg Zoeller's decision to appeal the ruling.

The state has requested an emergency stay of the decision.

Legal experts on both sides of the debate expect the U.S. Supreme Court to ultimately decide the issue for Indiana and other states where bans have been overturned.