Judge: Pence contradicted himself on gay marriage

Judge: Pence contradicted himself on gay marriage

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02: U.S. Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) answers reporters questions during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol December 2, 2010 in Washington, DC. Pence and U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) introduced the Tax Relief Certainty Act, a bill that would permanently extend the Bush-era tax cuts to all Americans. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 4:30 PM

   INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A federal judge has taken Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to task, saying Pence told the court he had no power to enforce Indiana's gay marriage ban and then ordered executive agencies to do so following court rulings.
 
   Judge Richard Young ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but put the order on hold as a federal appeals court is taking up his earlier decisions on the issue.
 
   Young says Pence issued contradictory memoranda after Young struck down the ban in June, at first ordering agencies to abide by the ruling but later telling them to uphold the ban after an appeals court stayed Young's ruling.
 
   The governor's office had no immediate comment when contacted Wednesday by The Associated Press.

 

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