The state immediately asked for a stay of the order, which would allow the marriage of two women — one of whom is terminally ill — to stay in force while a challenge to Indiana's same-sex marriage ban makes its way through the courts.
A federal judge said the state of Indiana must recognize the same-sex marriage of a woman who has been battling stage four ovarian cancer for five years.
Niki Quasney, who has stage IV cancer, and wife Amy Sandler want the state to immediately recognize their marriage.
An Indiana House committee withdraws such a bill after public outcry, and Georgia may nix one as well.
A Senate committee advanced an anti–marriage equality constitutional amendment that differs from one approved three years ago — possibly delaying a public vote on it.
The gay son of a Republican lawmaker in Indiana speaks out about his father's recent vote to advance a bill that would bar same-sex couples from marriage or legal recognition.
A change in the measure's language, approved by the state House today, would doom the amendment if the Senate takes similar action.
'I'm terribly disappointed in his decision and beliefs,' Chris Smith says of his father's vote against marriage equality in Indiana.
The state's House Judiciary Committee heard arguments against and in favor of amending the state constitution to prohibit any recognition of same-sex relationships, but did not take a vote on the issue.