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US: Indiana court stays ruling on same-sex marriage

John DeLamar September 15, 2014
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Same-sex marriages in Indiana are being postponed as a federal appeals court stays a decision that ruled Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

Monday, The 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago stayed its 4 September ruling that declared Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, and is waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage.

The Supreme Court has same-sex marriage on the agenda for its 29 September closed-door conference, but has not said whether the justices will take up the issue.

If the Supreme Court decides to not hear the appeal, the stay will be terminated.

The 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago’s September ruling also found Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Monday’s order does not address Wisconsin however because the state remains under a stay from the district court pending the outcome of the appeal.

Indiana is one of 32 states petitioning the US Supreme Court to decide on same-sex marriage.

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