Ind. AG’s office says it will appeal gay marriage ruling

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana attorney general’s office says it will appeal a federal court ruling striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Spokesman Bryan Corbin says attorneys are still analyzing Judge Richard Young’s Wednesday ruling and will advise county clerks on what procedures they should follow in its wake. Corbin says the state will “quickly” ask Young to stay his order pending appeal.

The Marion County clerk’s office already was issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and had begun performing ceremonies Wednesday.

Indiana law has defined marriage as between one man and one woman.

The attorney general’s office had argued the ban should be left intact. Attorneys for the state argued that the Legislature has legal authority to determine how marriage is defined within Indiana’s borders. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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