Some counties wait to issue gay marriage licenses

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ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Many Indiana counties are awaiting guidance from the state attorney general’s office before issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled Wednesday that Indiana’s gay marriage ban was unconstitutional, and same-sex couples began marrying in several counties, including Marion and Monroe.

Elkhart County Clerk Wendy Hudson says her office will not issue same-sex marriage licenses until it receives formal guidance from the state. The attorney general’s office plans to appeal the ruling and seek a stay of Young’s order.

Other counties say they need to update forms that require a male applicant and a female applicant for a marriage license.

Hudson says counties expected to have the guidance on how to proceed by the end of the day Wednesday.

In northeast Indiana, Noble and Allen Counties are issuing marriage licenses.

The following counties in northeast Indiana are waiting for guidance from the Indiana Attorney General:

  • Adams
  • DeKalb
  • Jay
  • Grant
  • Wells
  • Steuben
  • Whitley
  • Lagrange
  • Kosciusko
  • Huntington
  • Wabash
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