Federal courts strike down same-sex marriage bans in Indiana

A federal appeals court struck down gay marriage bans in Indiana today.

The judge stated, “These couples, when gender and sexual orientation are taken away, are in all respects like the family down the street. The Constitution demands that we treat them as such.”

It was a historic day that had same sex couples all over the Hoosier state rushing to their county courthouses.

Lines were reported at the clerk’s office in Indianapolis.

But the legal battle is not over. The Indiana attorney general’s office has said it would appeal the ruling.

Also today, the law was struck down in Utah, where a panel ruled 2-1 against the prohibition, saying that any couple, regardless of sexual orientation, has the right to marry.

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