Clerks Office Get Direction On Gay Marriage Ruling
Thursday Jun 26, 2014 8:45am
By: Jim Measel
(ANGOLA) - While most county clerk offices in Indiana are not under direct jurisdiction on Wednesday's court order which threw out the states ban on gay marriages, they are being told by the Indiana Attorney General Office to show respect for the judge and the orders which are issued. Steuben County Clerk Shelly Herbert says she has forwarded the information to the County Attorney for direction. In addition, the state issued marriage application has not been changed yet. Herbert says they are waiting for a directive on how her office is to proceed with the current form or when the new form will be available. In addition, the Department of Health must approve the language changes before the form will be changed.
Five Indiana counties including Allen County which were involved in the cases before U.S. District Judge Richard Young were ordered to comply with the court's ruling or be subject to contempt of court.