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Same-sex couple waits for a marriage license at clerk's office


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Cheyenne Dawn Mockobee and her partner Christina Ann Marie Reeves, along with their son Jagger, wait at the Bartholomew County Clerk's Office to receive a marriage license on Thursday. Bartholomew County has not yet begun issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples, despite a ban on gay marriages being overturned by a federal judge on Wednesday.
Photo by Chet Strange
Cheyenne Dawn Mockobee and her partner Christina Ann Marie Reeves, along with their son Jagger, wait at the Bartholomew County Clerk's Office to receive a marriage license on Thursday. Bartholomew County has not yet begun issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples, despite a ban on gay marriages being overturned by a federal judge on Wednesday. Photo by Chet Strange


A Columbus same-sex couple vowed to stay at the Bartholomew County Courthouse today until they receive a marriage license after being refused this morning at the county clerk's office.

Cheyenne Dawn Mockobee and Christina Ann Marie Reeves have been at the clerk's office since about 8:30 a.m. today.

County Clerk Tami Hines has not commented today about whether she will begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Richard Young overturned Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage on Wednesday.

Hines said Wednesday she was waiting for instructions from state Attorney General Greg Zoeller before issuing any licenses to same-sex couples.

In the meantime, the Pride Alliance of Columbus called for a rally at the courthouse over lunch protesting the denials of marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

For more on this story, see Friday's Republic.

 

 

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