A federal judge has ruled that Indiana must now recognize a gay couple’s out-of-state marriage.
Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler wanted Indiana to recognize their 2013 marriage in Massachusetts, one of 17 states where gay marriage is legal.
Quasney has stage 4 ovarian cancer and the Munster couple wanted the court to order the state to recognize their marriage in Quasney’s death certificate when the time comes.
This would simplify many post death leagal arraingments.
The couple got their wish, but the order doesn’t affect other lawsuits challenging Indiana’s gay marriage ban.
The court order lasts until May 8th and can not be appealed.
The two have been together for 13 years and have two children ages 1 and 2 that were conceived through "reproductive technology" and birthed by Sandler