Blog: Twitter reacts to historic day in Indiana

2014-06-25T17:30:00Z 2014-06-25T18:32:29Z Blog: Twitter reacts to historic day in Indiana nwitimes.com

A federal judge's ruling, striking down Indiana's ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional unleashed a flood of reaction over Twitter.

The Marion County clerk wasted no time.

The ACLU celebrated.

The first gay marriage in Indiana was Tweeted from Marion County.

Indiana Democrats relayed the sentiments of Michigan City lawmaker Scott Pelath.

Megan Robertson, the Portage native and Republican who fought members of her own party to oppose the ban on gay marriage weighed in.

News came out that Lake County would begin issuing licenses to same-sex couples.

Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. praised the ruling.

Gov. Mike Pence issued a low-key statement.

An interesting observation reflecting on a straight couple getting their marriage license.

The Times' Elvia Malagon Tweeted out the first Northwest Indiana same-sex couple to be married.

And same-sex marriage commences in Porter County soon after.

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Robert Blaszkiewicz is a Northwest Indiana native and joined The Times in 1994. He has filled a variety of roles, including night editor, Porter County editor, features editor and new media coordinator. His current position is assistant managing editor for operations.

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