Same-sex couples in Indiana are now legally allowed to marry following a federal judge's ruling stricking down Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage, which was opted in 1997. Soon after yesterday's ruling, couples wasted no time visiting their nearest courthouse. Mike Brown is the clerk in Lake County, Indiana, just outside Chicago, he says helping couples get married had added significance:
"It's an honor because for me, I'm the first African-American clerk in a 173 years in Lake County history and the ability to vote, to have fair housing, to go to where you want to and then to have the ability for a couple to come in and clarify their relationship is very important."
Meanwhile, Indiana's attorney general has filed for an emergency stay to keep the marriage licenses from being issued. So far, no ruling has been made.
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