Same-sex couples in Ind. line up to get married after Judge strikes down ban

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 25 at 11:28 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – There was a huge ruling in the fight for same-sex marriage.

A federal judge has struck down Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage and ruled that weddings could begin immediately.

Couples started lining up at courthouses all across the state to get married.

Some of the first marriages took place in Indianapolis. 

One same-sex couple said that gay Hoosiers shouldn't have to leave home to get married.  They were excited to hear the judge’s decision.

“I cried. I got goose bumps. …So um we were married here in Indiana three years ago but it wasn't legal. We did it in front of God our family and friends which meant the world to us, but to have the legal benefits of it means everything,” Tracy Patton, who was applying for a marriage license, said.

The Clark County clerk's office said they received three applications; at least one couple got married on Wednesday. On Thursday there will likely be even more couples showing up.


 

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