January 16, 2015
Today the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether all 50 states must allow marriage equality for same-sex couples. The Court's announcement makes it likely that this question will finally be resolved before the end of the Court's current term in late June. What does this mean for Indiana couples who are legally married under State law? It is too soon to know what the Court will decide and what impact any decision might have on couples in Indiana. For now, marriage equality remains the law in Indiana. We remain cautiously optimistic that the Court will rule the right way and recognize marriage equality for same-sex couples, and we will remain watchful and will report any developments to you as soon as we receive them.
Adam Liptak of The New York Times reminds us, "T]he number of states allowing same-sex marriage has since grown to 36, and more than 70 percent of Americans live in places where gay couples can marry. The pace of change on same-sex marriage, in both popular opinion and in the courts, has no parallel in the nation's history." Read the full article here. Read the ACLU's blog post by James Esseks, Director, ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project here.