Indiana must recognize gay marriage: judge - Chicago Tribune
Back Up linksJudge orders Indiana to recognize ailing gay woman's marriage
Indiana must recognize immediately a terminally ill gay woman's marriage to her partner in Massachusetts, a federal judge ruled on Thursday. U.S. District Judge Richard Young entered a temporary restraining order that requires the state to recognize the August 2013 marriage of Amy Sandler and her ailing spouse, Nikole Quasney, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2009. Quasney and Sandler, both 37, joined a pending challenge by several same-sex couples to Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage and ban on recognizing legal marriages of gay couples performed in other jurisdictions. They asked Young in late March to enter an emergency order to force Indiana to recognize their marriage and, should Quasney die, require officials to issue a death certificate that lists Sandler as surviving spouse.
Quasney has undergone multiple surgeries and aggressive chemotherapy since her diagnosis. The ban on recognizing same-sex marriages hinders her ability to seek medical treatment in Indiana because she does not want to go to hospitals that don't consider Sandler her family, attorneys for the women said in court papers. Federal judges in other states also have entered orders requiring states to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples wed in jurisdictions where gay marriage is legal. Momentum has grown toward making same-sex marriage legal since the U.S. Supreme Court in June struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that legally married same-sex couples are eligible for federal benefits.
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Judge tells Indiana to recognize one same-sex marriage
Another partial victory. THere are other couples suing in this case and more though.
This is exactly what i said would happen once DOMA fell. SO many case would come up that would inevitably force lawsuits for the mistreatment of people. Examples of hospital visitation, property rights, etc etc. Dont know if there was any hospitals they had to avoid because they didnt treat this couple as married but its grossly despicable that ANY hospital would do something so ignorant, evil and disrespectful.
Its also a disgrace that a couple of 13years married with kids in another state wouldnt be granted thier rights and protection in another state. I literally have no idea how anybody thinks they have a legit defense to deny thier fellow americans like this equal rights.
the good news is theres only 4 states left that arent having this challenged by either lawsuit or legislation. Just 4.
Since the fall of DOMA there 10 states granted equal rights and another 5 in stay pending an equal rights granting.
30 federal judges have ruled that marriage is a constitutional right and for equality
There are over 60 more cases in progress and 44 of them are in federal courts.
This equal and civil rights battle wont be going one much longer, equality is racking up win after win and it will be national soon!