A federal judge struck down Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday, ruling that gay couples have the same marriage rights as couples of opposing genders.
The ruling takes effect immediately, meaning same-sex couples can begin marrying Wednesday. The clerk in Marion County, home to Indianapolis, says the office will start issuing marriage licenses.
U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled that the state’s ban was unconstitutional. The ruling involves lawsuits from several gay couples.
The Indiana attorney general’s office says it will appeal but had no other immediate comment.
It’s been almost exactly a year since the Supreme Court struck down DOMA and ruled for same-sex marriage in the Windsor case. Since then the state and federal courts have been striking down the state laws and constitutional amendments on an almost monthly basis. And yet I never get tired of hearing the news.
Okay, Florida, your turn.