Same-Sex Marriage In Kosciusko

Add Indiana to the list of states where a federal judge has ruled the ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. As of about 9:30 a.m. today, the Kosciusko Clerk’s Office began issuing same-sex marriage licenses, and at least one couple planned to get a license this afternoon. Ann Torpy, clerk of Kosciusko Circuit and Superior Courts, said the Indiana Attorney General’s Office contacted her today and said her office should be issuing the licenses until a stay is granted on the ruling. Until this morning, under the advisement of county attorney Chad Miner, the clerk’s office was not issuing the licenses until more information was provided by the attorney general. According to the Associated Press, a federal judge Wednesday struck down Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that immediately allows gay couples to wed. The ruling also said Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed outside the state. The Indiana attorney general’s office appealed the ruling late Wednesday, and Gov. Mike Pence supported the appeal but said Indiana would follow the law. As of this morning, a stay on the ruling had not been issued.