A change in gay marriage law in Indiana could be coming.
A federal judge’s lengthy deliberations on whether to stay his ruling recognizing a same-sex Indiana couple’s marriage could be a signal that a broader decision could be in the future of the state.
U.S. District Judge Richard Young granted a preliminary injunction requiring Indiana to recognize the marriage of Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney.
The two were married in Massachusetts.
Quasney is terminally ill with ovarian cancer.
The two argued that a lack of recognition of their marriage would endanger Sandler’s ability to collect death benefits.
Since Young is taking so long to decide on making the injunction permanent, court watchers think that the judge may toss out Indianas ban all together.
Bans have been struck down in five states since Indiana’s ban was argued in federal court in early April.