Update: 12:30 p.m. EDT
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — A federal judge has ruled that the state must recognize a gay couple’s out-of-state marriage before one of the women, who has cancer, dies.
Lambda Legal attorney Paul Castillo, who represented the women, says U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young “ordered the state to recognize this particular couple’s out of state marriage.”
Quasney has stage 4 ovarian cancer and the Munster, Ind., couple wanted Young to order the state to recognize their marriage in Quasney’s anticipated death certificate.
Their case, filed on behalf of the couple by Lambda Legal, is one of five in Young’s court challenging Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban. The decision doesn’t affect the other four lawsuits.
Follow this case: Baskin v. Bogan.