Federal court halts gay marriages in Indiana - WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader

Federal court halts gay marriages in Indiana

Posted:
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A federal appeals court has put on hold a judge's order striking down Indiana's gay marriage ban.

The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago issued the stay order Friday.  A judge had struck down Indiana's prohibition on same-sex marriage Wednesday, saying it's unconstitutional.

The court's order halts same-sex marriages in Indiana and leaves the status of those couples already married in limbo.
State attorneys had asked for the stay while it appeals. The attorney general's office says it's premature to require Indiana to change its definition of marriage until the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on the issue as is widely expected.

Courts across the country have granted stays of similar rulings at either the district or appellate level until appeals can decide the issue.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WREX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Trista Truesdale at (815) 335-7856. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.