"Optimism" Among Gay Hoosiers as SCOTUS Hears Marriage Case

Apr 28, 2015

The Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments over the constitutionality of gay marriage Tuesday.
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After traveling to Washington, D.C., for the Supreme Court arguments on gay marriage, one of the plaintiffs in the case against Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban says he’s cautiously optimistic.

Greg Hasty and his husband C.J. Vallero were one of many couples who stood outside the U.S. Supreme Court to express their views on the same-sex marriage debate.

Hasty wasn’t able to get into the actual courtroom—there’s only room for a few members of the public--but he says after being in D.C. and listening to the arguments he’s eagerly awaiting the court’s decision.

“Every founding document you can see and every cornerstone that’s in this city really speaks to treating people fairly and equally,” Hasty said, “so we’re very optimistic about our outcome, hoping that’s the rationale used to decide this case.”

If the Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage, Indiana’s laws would remain the same because lower courts have already struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

However, if the court ruled that states can decide whether to allow same-sex marriage, Indiana would likely reinstate its ban, once again making same-sex marriage illegal.