Regional
2:17 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Indiana Hit with Third Federal Lawsuit Over Same-Sex Marriage Law

The third federal lawsuit this month has been filed against Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban.

The latest suit was filed Friday by 13 people who argue the Indiana law violates their Constitutional rights. Several media outlets are reporting that the latest challenge involves a widow whose same-sex marriage is not recognized by the Hoosier State, as well as gay couples who married in other states or who would like to wed in Indiana.

Friday’s lawsuit is the second this week against Indiana’s gay marriage ban, and is part of a national trend of legal action against state laws banning same-sex marriages.

The national ACLU and the group’s Indiana chapter are representing the plaintiffs, and argue current state law unconstitutionally denies same-sex couples the benefits given to heterosexual couples when they marry.

Some Indiana lawmakers are in favor of putting before voters a state constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriages.