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Clerk in Indiana's Marion County Wed 186 Gay Couples Yesterday, Issued 225+ Licenses: VIDEO

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Following yesterday's ruling striking down Indiana's gay marriage ban, Marion County (Indianapolis) Clerk Beth White said she would be marrying gay couples, and they came in droves.

WhiteWhite made this announcement on Facebook last night:

The last couple was married about 11PM today, capping off a day of 186 same-sex weddings (188 total couples were married as two heterosexual couples were wed today, too). The Marion County (IN) Clerk’s Office issued 250 marriage licenses, which includes same sex and opposite sex couples. Our best estimate is 20-25 heterosexual copies applies for marriage licenses today, most before this afternoon’s decision.

Marriage license services will resume at 8AM tomorrow,Thursday, June 26, and officiants will be on hand to offer civil ceremonies for a voluntary donation of $50 to the Indiana Youth Group (cash and check only). So far, about $4,000 has been raised for IYG. No decision has been made to extend office hours beyond 4:30PM tomorrow; please check Clerk's website – indy.gov/CLERK – for updates.

Have a good night!

Congrats to all the Indiana couples.

Meet the first gay couple married in Indiana (autoplay), AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Sweet, congratulations!

    Posted by: Critifur | Jun 26, 2014 9:04:12 AM


  2. Still a little bummed that the first couple to get married wasn't an actual plaintiff in the case, but instead two random guys in t-shirts on a lunch break. It just makes it seem less important. Was a collared shirt too much of a hassle for what is supposed to be an event important enough for us to keep going to the SCOTUS over?

    Posted by: Hrm | Jun 26, 2014 10:05:45 AM


  3. Those guys have the same nose.

    Posted by: Michael W. | Jun 26, 2014 10:11:12 AM


  4. Really, guys? Two out of three comments are snarky? @HRM, you should know that urgency is frequently a major element in these decisions. We need to marry before the stay is in place, to show the opposition is each state that nothing changed when a same-sex couple married. To complain about their outfit seems a little unnecessary.

    Posted by: Diver39 | Jun 26, 2014 11:03:07 AM


  5. I can imagine few things more romantic than racing to City Hall the second you legally can marry with someone else in the world who loves you that much that they can't wait another second to be married to you.

    And, yes, besides that, at any second they could have lost the chance because of a stay.

    The truth is that marriage is at once very important and very pedestrian. It is something any two people in love should be able to do on their lunch break. That is, in fact, exactly what we're fighting for.

    Posted by: oncemorewithfeeling | Jun 26, 2014 12:31:55 PM


  6. Were these two guys met at a "David Foster Wallace's look-alike contest"? LOL.

    Posted by: jeremyrain | Jun 26, 2014 4:57:47 PM


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