courts http://wboi.org en Couple Wants Emergency Recognition of Marriage Despite Legal Limbo http://wboi.org/post/couple-wants-emergency-recognition-marriage-despite-legal-limbo <p>The same sex couple whose marriage was the first recognized in Indiana wants that recognition restored by a federal appeals court.</p><p>Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler, married in Massachusetts last year, are one of the couples who challenged Indiana’s marriage statute. &nbsp;They also asked for emergency recognition of their marriage because Quasney is terminally ill with ovarian cancer.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:39:39 +0000 Brandon Smith 32537 at http://wboi.org Couple Wants Emergency Recognition of Marriage Despite Legal Limbo Appeals Court Halts Same-Sex Marriage in Indiana http://wboi.org/post/appeals-court-halts-same-sex-marriage-indiana <p>The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Friday halted same sex marriage in Indiana, granting a motion by Attorney General Zoeller to stay the effects of a ruling that struck down the state’s gay marriage ban.</p><p>District Court Judge Richard Young Wednesday handed down a decision ruling Indiana’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional and ordered counties to license marriages for same sex couples.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:43:44 +0000 Brandon Smith 32526 at http://wboi.org First Hoosier Couples Marry as Judge Lifts Gay Marriage Ban http://wboi.org/post/first-hoosier-couples-marry-judge-lifts-gay-marriage-ban <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A federal judge’s ruling striking down Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban brought a flurry of activity – and even some confusion – at county clerk offices Wednesday, as gay and lesbian couples applied to be legally married.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Judge Richard Young released the decision Wednesday without issuing a stay, meaning all same-sex couples in Indiana could immediately apply for marriage licenses.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:51:43 +0000 Sean Bueter 32337 at http://wboi.org First Hoosier Couples Marry as Judge Lifts Gay Marriage Ban Federal Judge Rules Indiana's Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional http://wboi.org/post/federal-judge-rules-indianas-gay-marriage-ban-unconstitutional <p>A federal judge Wednesday struck down Indiana’s ban on same sex marriage, saying marrying the person you love, regardless of gender, is a fundamental right.</p><p>In his ruling, Judge Richard Young says he’s never seen a “phenomenon” throughout the federal court system like the recent cases regarding same-sex marriage.&nbsp;</p><p>Lambda Legal, the gay rights organization that represents the couples challenging Indiana’s ban, says there have been 19 federal rulings in same-sex marriage suits in the last year – and all 19 have gone in favor of same-sex couples.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:55:23 +0000 Brandon Smith 32314 at http://wboi.org Federal Judge Rules Indiana's Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional Commission pushes for criminal code reform http://wboi.org/post/commission-pushes-criminal-code-reform <p></p><p></p><p>Lawmakers will attempt the first comprehensive reform of Indiana’s criminal code in 30 years next session after legislation prepared over the last three years by a legislative study committee was approved Tuesday.&nbsp; But some state criminal justice organizations say the reform package will still require significant work before it can garner their support.</p><p>A huge portion of the criminal code overhaul will be put in one piece of legislation next session, something Indiana Public Defender Council executive director Larry Landis says may not work.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:38:11 +0000 Sean Bueter 6146 at http://wboi.org Commission pushes for criminal code reform