Some Indiana counties awaiting state guidance before issuing marriage licenses to gay couples


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ELKHART, Indiana — Many Indiana counties are awaiting guidance from the state attorney general's office before issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled Wednesday that Indiana's gay marriage ban was unconstitutional, and same-sex couples began marrying in several counties, including Marion and Monroe.

Elkhart County Clerk Wendy Hudson says her office will not issue same-sex marriage licenses until it receives formal guidance from the state. The attorney general's office plans to appeal the ruling and seek a stay of Young's order.

Other counties say they need to update forms that require a male applicant and a female applicant for a marriage license.

Hudson says counties expected to have the guidance on how to proceed by the end of the day Wednesday.

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