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25 June 2014 @ 12:32 pm
YES! YES! YES! YES!  
http://www.lambdalegal.org/in-court/legal-docs/baskin_in_20140625_entry-on-cross-motions-for-summary-judgment

[UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA INDIANAPOLIS DIVISION] ORDERS the following:

1.
The Defendant Clerks, their officers, agents, servants, employees and attorneys, and all those acting in concert with them, are PERMANENTLY ENJOINED from denying a marriage license to a couple because both applicants for the license are the same sex. Thus they must act pursuant to their authority under Indiana Code Chapter 31-11-4 and issue marriage licenses to couples who, but for their sex, satisfy all the requirements to marry under Indiana law;
2.
The Attorney General, Greg Zoeller, his officers, agents, servants, employees and attorneys, and all those acting in concert with them, are PERMANENTLY ENJOINED from prosecuting or assisting in the prosecution, using his authority from Indiana Code § 4-6-1-6, of the following:
a. same-sex couples who fill out the current marriage license application where the spaces provided
only allow for a male and female (Ind. Code §§ 31-11-11-1 and 31-11-11-3),
b. clerks who grant the marriage licenses to qualified same-sex couples (Ind. Code § 31-11-11-4), or
c. those who choose to solemnize same-sex marriages (Ind. Code §§ 31-11-11-5 and 31-11-11-7). .
3.
William C. Vanness II, M.D., the Commissioner of the Indiana State Department of Health, his officers, agents, servants, employees and attorneys, and all those acting in concert with them, are
PERMANENTLY ENJOINED to:
a. Act pursuant to their authority under Indiana Code § 16-37-1 to change the death certificate form to allow for same-sex spouses,
b. Act pursuant to their authority under Indiana Code § 16-37-3 to issue death certificates listing
same-sex spouses, and
c. Act pursuant to their authority under Indiana Code § 31-11-4-4 to revise the marriage license application to allow for same-sex applicants.
4.
The Commissioner of the Indiana State Department of Revenue, his officers, agents, servants, mployees and attorneys, and all those acting in concert with them, are PERMANENTLY ENJOINED to exercise their authority under Indiana Code § 6-8.1-3 to revise the filing guidelines to allow and process joint tax returns for same-sex married couples as they do for opposite-sex married couples.
5.
The Board of Trustees of the Indiana Public Retirement System and Steve Russo, the Executive Director of the Indiana Public Retirement System, and their officers, agents, servants, employees and attorneys, and all those acting in concert with them, are PERMANENTLY ENJOINED to administer the
Pension Fund pursuant to Indiana Code Chapters 5-10.5-3, 5-10.5-4, and 5-10.5-6, so as to provide the same benefits for all married couples, regardless of whether the couples are of the opposite sex or the same sex.
 
 
Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
 
 
 
Maia Cmaiac on June 25th, 2014 05:03 pm (UTC)
Many times YES!

And more good news: The federal appeals court upheld the ruling that overturned Utah's same-sex marriage ban.

The appeals court hearing on Michigan's ban (overturned earlier this year) is scheduled for August 6. I don't see how the appeals court could reverse the ruling, since the judge did a thorough job of destroying the defense, but these two appeals court decisions give me a little more optimism.
Cat Sitting Stillcatsittingstill on June 25th, 2014 08:12 pm (UTC)
Yay!