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Judge Strikes Down Indiana Ban on Same-Sex Marriage
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A federal judge struck down Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday, ruling that gay couples have the same marriage rights as couples of opposing genders.
The ruling takes effect immediately, meaning same-sex couples can begin marrying Wednesday. The clerk in Marion County, home to Indianapolis, says the office will start issuing marriage licenses.
U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled that the state's ban was unconstitutional. The ruling involves lawsuits from several gay couples.
The Indiana attorney general's office says it will appeal but had no other immediate comment.
Also on Wednesday, a federal appeals court for the first time says a state cannot prevent gay people from getting married.
A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver found that Utah's ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution. The judges upheld a lower court ruling that struck down the ban in December.
They immediately put their ruling on holding so it could be appealed.
The case has been closely watched because it represents the first ruling on gay marriage at the appellate level since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in June 2013.
The ruling likely will be appealed to the Supreme Court.
The panel has not yet ruled on a similar ban in Oklahoma.
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