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.
My office is ready and prepared to issue marriage licenses in light of today's ruling. One spouse must be a resident of Marion Cty; fee $18— Marion County Clerk (@MCCOindy) June 25, 2014
Clerk White will also perform simple civil ceremonies for couples for $50 voluntary contribution to Indiana Youth Group today— Marion County Clerk (@MCCOindy) June 25, 2014
The ACLU celebrated.
The first gay marriage in Indiana was Tweeted from Marion County.
First gay marriage in Indiana pic.twitter.com/ASHrOOiv0z— Jim Shella (@shellawish) June 25, 2014
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.
BREAKING: Lake Co. clerk's office says it's ready to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Check http://t.co/XeUjfzNNPx for updates.— nwi.com (@nwi) June 25, 2014
Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. praised the ruling.
I couldn't be more happy w/ Judge Young's well-reasoned decision to allow same sex couples the same rights to marry the person they choose.— Thomas McDermott (@tommcdermottjr) June 25, 2014
As I've consistently stated during this debate, Indiana needs to be on right side of history & be inclusive & welcoming to same sex couples.— Thomas McDermott (@tommcdermottjr) June 25, 2014
Gov. Mike Pence issued a low-key statement.
Office of the Governor statement on federal court ruling on IN's marriage statute: http://t.co/OvkUz89Jo0— Governor Mike Pence (@GovPenceIN) June 25, 2014
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.
Mary and Angela Williams were the first same-sex couple to pick up a marriage license in Porter County. #NWIndiana— nwi.com (@nwi) June 25, 2014