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Judge Halts Indiana's Latest Anti-Abortion Law

Jun 29, 2018
A federal judge says Indiana’s latest anti-abortion law is likely too vague to enforce. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

A federal judge says Indiana’s latest anti-abortion law is likely too vague to enforce.

The judge Thursday temporarily halted the state’s new abortion complication reporting law from taking effect.

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The Indiana Attorney General’s office is warning same sex couples who got married in a narrow window in June that their marriages may not be valid.

On June 25, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Young ruled Indiana’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional -- and didn’t stay the effects of his ruling. 

Two days later, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals did halt the ruling.  And in those two days, hundreds of same sex couples across the state got marriage licenses. 

But the Attorney General’s office says some of those marriages could be invalid. 

Part Of One Gay Marriage Suit Against Indiana Reinstated

Sep 17, 2014
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The federal judge who declared Indiana‘s gay marriage ban unconstitutional has reinstated part of a separate marriage lawsuit against the state.

In an order filed on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Richard Young restored a suit from four same-sex couples who were married outside Indiana.

The couples sued Governor Pence in an effort to get the state to recognize their marriages as legal. Attorney General Greg Zoeller‘s office asked that the lawsuit be dismissed, saying the governor did not have the authority to affirm the legality of marriages.

Ten States Join Indiana's Gay Marriage Appeal

Jul 24, 2014
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Ten states have joined Indiana‘s appeal of a federal judge‘s ruling that same-sex marriage in the state should be legal.

In a friend-of-the-court brief, the attorneys general from the states asked the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm that each state has the right to set its own marriage laws. The states joining the case are: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah.

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Indiana will not recognize same sex marriages performed between a federal judge’s ruling striking down the state’s gay marriage ban and an appeals court order halting that decision. 

Federal judge Richard Young ruled Indiana’s ban on same sex marriage unconstitutional in an order handed down late last month.  Two days later, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay of that ruling, halting its effects. 

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The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Friday halted same-sex marriage in Indiana, granting a motion by Attorney General Greg Zoeller to stay the effects of a ruling that struck down the state’s gay marriage ban. 

District Court Judge Richard Young Wednesday handed down a decision ruling Indiana’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional and ordered counties to license marriages for same-sex couples. 

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2:40 p.m. UPDATE:

Indiana Public Broadcasting Statehouse Reporter Brandon Smith has received this communication from a Department of Health spokesperson regarding the forms the state uses to grant marriage licenses:

"The state is working to comply with Judge Young's order in regards to new marriage licenses forms that allow more than just one male and one female applicant."

Some clerks had claimed they could not grant the licenses because the forms would not allow for two partners of the same sex.

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5:20 p.m. UPDATE:

Here's some of the coverage of the day's happenings from our other Indiana Public Broadcasting affiliates and their partners.

WFYI (Indianapolis)

WFIU/WTIU (Bloomington)

3:10 p.m. UPDATE: