- Posted June 28, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Equality 'On Hold' in the Cornfield
Following a Wednesday ruling by Federal District Judge Richard Young which found Indiana's law banning equality for same-gender couples unconstitutional, hundreds of same-gender couples across the state applied and received legal recognition of their long-term, committed relationships.
Sadly, late Friday afternoon, Attorney General Greg Zoeller sought and was granted an emergency stay of Young's order while the Hoosier State appeals the finding.
Those same-gender couples who received legal status (500 in Marion County home of the state capitol, Indianapolis alone) are now in a legal limbo until the Appeals Court rules on the appeal.
From the Cornfield, Iohn, my life partner, and I had planned to try once again next week to obtain a license in our home county of Sullivan. Those plans now must wait until the Appeals Court has its say - and possibly until the Supreme Court takes up the issue of equality for all long-term, committed relationships.