State Agencies Told To Act As If Same-Sex Marriages Never Took Place

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

State Agencies Told To Act As If Same-Sex Marriages Never Took Place

July 9, 2014 Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 12:43 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (21Alive) -- A memo released from the Governor's office today is telling state agencies to act as if same-sex marriages never took place.

On June 25th, the U.S. District court struck down Indiana's ban on same-sex marriages. Two days later, the 7th Circuit court issued a stay due to an appeal by Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller. This stay has left some state agencies in limbo as same-sex couples are wanting certain agencies to recognize them as married.

In an effort to clear up any confusion, the memo sent out states:

"Executive branch agencies are to execute their functions as though the U.S. District Court Order of June 25, 2014 had not been issued."

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