5 things to know for your Thursday in Indiana

A federal judge strikes down Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban, the U.S. faces Germany in their next World Cup matchup and three other stories to start your day.

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 5:56 a.m.

Which Indiana counties are (or are not) issuing same-sex marriage licenses?

A federal judge struck down Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban Wednesday, June 25. Some Indiana counties began to issue licenses to couples while others waited for more information from the attorney general. The Elkhart County Clerk’s Offices issued two same-sex marriage licenses. St. Joseph County issued 19 marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Indiana attorney general's office asks judge to stay ruling throwing out gay marriage ban

The Indiana attorney general’s offices wants the federal judge to stay his ruling while it appeals. The state filed the request for emergency stay Wednesday, June 25, in federal court in Indianapolis. The attorney general’s office said it has already filed a notice of appeal with the federal appellate court in Chicago.

Indiana judge’s decision to strike down same-sex marriage ban gives Goshen couple hope

Goshen couple McKenzie Hill and Sarah Hunt drove to St. Joseph County to fill out a marriage license application Wednesday, June 25, and got married later that evening. Their daughter, Elsie Hunt, was diagnosed with diabetes just before her first birthday. Hill said their marriage would allow for better health insurance options for their daughter.

New Paradigm Brewing offering free weddings to same-sex couples this week

The owner of New Paradigm Brewing Co. in Elkhart will perform marriages for free any night this week in support of the ruling that struck down Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage. Brandon Stanley is an ordained minister with Universal Life Church and performs mostly non-religious ceremonies for couples throughout the year.

World Cup 2014: Reasons to be hopeful going into US vs. Germany match

The U.S. men’s national soccer team will go up against Germany in their upcoming World Cup matchup Thursday afternoon, June 26. USA is currently tied for points with Germany in Group G, and the two teams with the highest points in their group will advance to the next round of the international soccer tournament. USA previously beat Ghana and tied with Portugal.


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