Seven counties in Indiana not issuing licenses to same-sex couples

Fort Wayne Court House

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Two days after a federal judge’s ruling overturning the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, most counties are now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

As of Friday morning, however, eight counties in Indiana said they were still not issuing licenses to same-sex couples. Most of these counties cited concerns over forms that ask for a ‘male applicant’ and a ‘female applicant.’ The Indiana Department of Health, the agency responsible for updating these forms, told NewsChannel 15 it was “working to comply with the order.” Clerks expect the form to be updated within a week.

Guidance from the attorney general’s office on Wednesday instructed five counties names in the lawsuit – Allen, Boone, Hamilton, Lake and Porter – to comply with the judge’s ruling or face contempt of court. It urged the other 87 counties to “show respect for the judge and the orders that are issued.”

List of counties in Indiana that were not issuing same-sex marriage licenses as of Friday morning:

  • Adams
  • Clay
  • Daviess
  • Decatur
  • Franklin
  • Grant
  • Warren

The following counties are issuing marriage licenses:

  • Allen
  • Bartholomew
  • Benton
  • Blackford
  • Boone
  • Brown
  • Carroll
  • Cass
  • Clark
  • Clinton
  • Crawford
  • DeKalb
  • Delaware
  • Dearborn
  • Dubois
  • Elkhart
  • Fayette
  • Floyd
  • Fountain
  • Fulton
  • Gibson
  • Greene
  • Hamilton
  • Hancock
  • Harrison
  • Hendricks
  • Henry
  • Howard
  • Huntington
  • Jackson
  • Jasper
  • Jay
  • Jefferson (But waiting on forms to be updated)
  • Jennings
  • Johnson
  • Knox
  • Kosciusko
  • Lagrange
  • Lake
  • LaPorte
  • Lawrence
  • Madison
  • Marion
  • Marshall
  • Martin
  • Miami
  • Monroe
  • Montgomery
  • Morgan
  • Newton
  • Noble
  • Ohio
  • Orange
  • Owen
  • Parke (once the form is updated, which was happening Thursday)
  • Perry
  • Pike
  • Porter
  • Posey
  • Pulaski
  • Putnam
  • Randolph
  • Ripley
  • Rush
  • Scott
  • Shelby
  • Spencer
  • St. Joseph
  • Starke
  • Steuben
  • Sullivan
  • Switzerland
  • Tippecanoe
  • Tipton
  • Union
  • Vanderburgh
  • Vermillion
  • Vigo
  • Wabash
  • Warrick
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • Wells
  • White
  • Whitley
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