Supreme Court rejects gay marriage appeals from 5 states


WASHINGTON, D.C. (WISH) — Same sex-marriage is now legal again in Indiana.

The Supreme Court Monday rejected gay marriage appeals from all five states with pending petitions, declining to hear cases from Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The decision clears the way for stays on lower court rulings to be lifted.

Marion County Clerk Beth White announced licenses will be available for all couples, including those in same-sex relationships, on Monday. There will be no ceremonies at the clerk’s office like there were in June. Seven marriage licenses were issued to same-sex couples by the close of business on Monday.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office said the Supreme Court’s rejection of the case will open the door for the Seventh Circuit court of appeals to lift a stay order that was in place, blocking same-sex marriages from taking place until Indiana knew whether the Supreme Court would take the case…

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