Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Indiana same-sex couples started marrying in Marion County and some other parts of the state. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. A federal judge struck down Indiana's ban on same-sex marriages Wednesday, leaving state officials, lawmakers, social conservatives, gay rights supporters and legal experts scrambling to sort out exactly what the decision means — and what will happen next.
Where Same-Sex Marriage Stands in the 50 States
Gay Marriage Laws Around the World
Getting married in Indiana means that you need to have a marriage license issued by a county clerk in the state. It's a legal formality that requires certain documents, though the state has made it rather easy because you can begin your application online. Since an Indiana marriage license is valid for 60 days, it's recommended that you not wait until the last minute to start this process. Take care of this at least a month before your wedding date so you have peace of mind on the big day. Indiana residents must apply at the county clerk's office where they live. You do not have to be a resident of the state to get married there, however.
Where Can Gays Legally Marry?
Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in the U. The state had previously restricted marriage to male-female couples by statute in By legislation passed in , it denied recognition to same-sex relationships established in other jurisdictions. A lawsuit challenging the state's refusal to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Baskin v.
There are many places in the world where gays and lesbians can get married or obtain civil unions. Here are a list of places where same-sex couples can get legally married or enter in some kind of legally recognized partnership. This list will be updated as things change. Gay marriages are allowed in some countries. Other places allow gay civil unions or domestic partnership agreements.