Defense Of Marriage Act
The same-sex marriage mill has been busy in Lake, LaPorte and Porter counties. Rural Jasper and Newton County officials still were waiting for their first couples, after a federal judge Wednesday ruled Indiana's ban on same-sex matrimony was unconstitutional.
The Love v. Pence lawsuit filed last week in federal court in New Albany asks the federal judge to overturn Indiana's Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a male and a female.
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage, specifically the federal Defense of Marriage Act, and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's response raise complicated questions.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is poised to become the front line in a state-by-state war over the definition of marriage following Wednesday's gay rights rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court.
HAMMOND | Some Hammond city officials are looking to follow suit in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to revoke the Defense of Marriage Act.
The law of the land recognizes the authority of states to license marriage. The majority of states, including Indiana, provide a marriage license only to a man and woman while nine states also allow same-sex couples to receive a license to marry.
INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller is pleased the U.S. Supreme Court will decide soon whether states can restrict marriage to opposite-sex couples.
With President Barack Obama declaring a personal stance for gay marriage, the hot button topic has once again been thrust to the forefront of politics.
SPRINGFIELD | Civil unions will become Illinois law on June 1, as Senate lawmakers on Wednesday followed the House's lead and approved the measure.
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