Judge says Indiana must recognize gay couple's marriage

April 10, 2014 (EVANSVILLE, Ind.)

Lambda Legal attorney Paul Castillo, who represented the women, said U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young "ordered the state to recognize this particular couple's out of state marriage."

Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler wanted Indiana to recognize their 2013 marriage in Massachusetts, one of 17 states where gay marriage is legal.

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.

The decision doesn't affect other lawsuits challenging Indiana's gay marriage ban.

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