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June 26, 2014

Same-sex couple issued marriage license in Boone County

Lebanon — A same-sex couple was issued a marriage license by the Boone County Clerk’s Office Wednesday.

The couple declined to be interviewed.

Clerk Penny Bogan, who had taken the day off, said in a telephone interview, “We will gladly issue the license,” Bogan said. “I’m not going to ask my staff to do a ceremony.”

A federal judge struck down Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage yesterday in a ruling that immediately allowed gay couples to wed. The late Wednesday, an emergency motion was filed in federal court, asking Chief Judge Richard L. Young to stay, or postpone implementation of, his permanent injunction order finding the marriage definition statute unconstitutional. The motion for stay is intended to prevent confusion and inconsistency between county clerk’s offices regarding license issuance, while the appeal is pending. The U.S. District Court has not yet ruled.

The motion was filed by Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, and named Bogan and the Hamilton County Clerk as co-plaintiffs.

Also late Wednesday, the AG’s Office and Boone and Hamilton clerks filed a notice of appeal in U.S. District Court, formally notifying the Court that the defendants will appeal Wednesday’s permanent injunction to the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Bogan said marriages licenses are issued on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

“We do marriages,” Bogan said. “Most clerks do not.”

There is no longer a waiting period between applying for and receiving a marriage license, Bogan said. “You get the license the same day you apply,” she said. “We have a lot of couples come in, get the license, and get married right after they apply.”

Technically, once a clerk or deputy clerk signs the reverse of the marriage license, the couple is married, Bogan said.

Indiana officials are modifying a program that records marriage licenses, Bogan said. “I think it’s going to be ‘applicant one’ and ‘applicant two,’ rather than ‘man’ and 'woman,’” she said.

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