Federal judge orders Indiana to recognize same-sex marriage

Thu. April 10, 2014 11:51 AM by GoPride.com News Staff

Evansville, IN - A federal judge Thursday granted an emergency request to force Indiana to immediately recognize the marriage of a Munster, Indiana couple who wed in Massachusetts.  

U.S. District Judge Richard Young in Evansville granted Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler's request for a temporary restraining order to keep Indiana from enforcing its ban on same-sex marriages against the couple.

The case, Baskin v. Bogan, was filed by Lambda Legal on March 10. 

Quasney has stage 4 ovarian cancer and the couple frequently travel far from their home to receive medical treatment as a result of their prior experience with the local hospital suggesting it would defer to state law to determine whether a couple is married, according to Lambda Legal. 

The restraining order will last 28 days, at which time another hearing will take place.

h/t indystar.com