INDIANAPOLIS (21Alive)-- The following statement was released by Bryan Corbin of the Office of the Indiana Attorney General. It was released Friday evening.
"The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago has granted the State of Indiana’s emergency motion for stay in the recent ruling on Indiana’s marriage law. This means the order Wednesday by U.S. District Court Richard L. Young, finding Indiana’s marriage definition unconstitutional, is now halted, pending resolution of this appeal in the 7th Circuit. County clerks will be notified that under the stay granted tonight, Indiana’s marriage laws are again fully in force pursuant to the 7th Circuit’s order.
"The 7th Circuit issued the stay approximately two hours after the Indiana Attorney General’s Office – state government’s lawyer – filed the motion. During the stay of the district court’s ruling, the parties will have the opportunity to submit their arguments to the 7th Circuit in the appeal of the underlying lawsuits challenging Indiana’s marriage law, but Chief Judge Young’s order of Wednesday will not be in effect."
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