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.