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Judge strikes down Indiana ban on gay marriage

By The Associated Press

This article was published June 25, 2014 at 11:45 a.m.

INDIANAPOLIS — A federal judge struck down Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday in a ruling that immediately allows gay couples to wed.

U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled that the state's ban violates the U.S. Constitution's equal-protection clause because it treats couples differently based on their sexual orientation.

"Same-sex couples, who would otherwise qualify to marry in Indiana, have the right to marry in Indiana," he wrote. "These couples, when gender and sexual orientation are taken away, are in all respects like the family down the street. The Constitution demands that we treat them as such."

The clerk in Marion County, home to Indianapolis, says the office will start issuing marriage licenses immediately.

The Indiana attorney general's office said it would appeal the ruling but declined further comment.

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