From the IndyChannel:
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals granted a motion by Indiana’s attorney general to stay an earlier ruling overturning the state’s same-sex marriage ban, effectively halting the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in the state.
The court issued the stay just after 6 p.m. Friday following an emergency motion filed that afternoon by Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller.
In the motion, Zoeller says a stay is needed to “stem the long-term negative impact that may be created by hundreds, if not thousands, of same-sex marriages that ultimately may prove to have no basis in law.”
I love how Zoeller says “ultimately may prove to have no basis in law.” Wishful thinking on his uber-conservative part. It’s clear where this is all headed.
Marion County alone issued 586 marriage licenses in the past two days; the majority of those to same-sex couples.
“We are extremely disappointed that the court has issued this stay, and we are committed to protecting the freedom to marry in Indiana,” the statement read. “More than anything, this is a terrible blow to the legally wedded Indiana couples and their families who were finally — after so long — recognized this week under Indiana law.”