1st gay couple marries legally in Indianapolis

1st gay couple marries legally in Indianapolis

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 01: A wedding cake for same-sex couples at a wedding celebration at The Abbey on July 1, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted California's ban on same-sex marriages just three days after the Supreme Court ruled that supporters of the ban, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the high court. California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered all counties in the state to begin issuing licenses immediately. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 25 at 3:32 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Same-sex couples began applying for marriage licenses and getting hitched in Indiana following a federal judge's ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.
 
   Several couples arrived at the Marion County clerk's office in Indianapolis to apply for marriage licenses about an hour after U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled that the state's ban was unconstitutional.
 
   Indiana law has defined marriage as between one man and one woman, and the state has refused to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states where it is legal.
 
   Marion County Clerk Beth White offered Wednesday to conduct short, civil ceremonies for same-sex couples who donated $50 to a group supporting gay and transgender youths.
 
   The Indiana attorney general's office says it will appeal the ruling.

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