Two days after federal Judge Richard Young overturned the state's ban on same sex marriage, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday, June 27, 2014 granted the State of Indiana's motion for a stay, halting same-sex marriages in Indiana.
We understand that in the wake of the Seventh Circuit's stay of Judge Richard Young's decision striking down Indiana's ban on the performance and recognition of same-sex marriages that there are a lot of questions. The Seventh Circuit has set the case on an expedited briefing schedule with the case to be fully briefed by early August, so we are hoping for a prompt decision. However, even if we win, there may be another stay entered pending a possible review by the U.S. Supreme Court. Click here to read the order.
It is our position that all marriages entered into in Indiana after Judge Young's decision and before the stay late in the afternoon on Friday, June 27, are valid. However, that is our position only and may not be shared by the government or private entities that are being asked to recognize the marriages.
Thank you very much.
Kenneth J. Falk
ACLU of Indiana