Peoria Public Radio Staff
Wed June 25, 2014
Indiana overturns ban on same-sex marriage
Same-sex couples in Indiana are rushing to exchange vows following Wednesday’s historic ruling overturning the state's ban.
After being on the books for decades, a federal judge on Wednesday struck down Indiana's law banning same-sex marriage.
As soon as Karen Bevil heard the news, she and her partner of 10 years, Kim, wasted no time.
The couple from Hammond, Indiana – just outside Chicago -- drove as fast as they could to get to the Lake County, Indiana clerk's office in Crown Point – about 25 miles away -- to apply for her marriage license.
"We've been waiting for this years, for 10 years now, and for it to be legal and be here on the first day when the judge said it was legal, was of huge importance for us. "
Meanwhile, Indiana's attorney general has filed for an emergency stay to keep the marriage licenses from being issued.
So far, no ruling has been made.