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Seventh Circuit Court Of Appeals Says Indiana Must Recognize Terminally Ill Lesbian’s Marriage: READ

6a00d8341c730253ef01a511d7fd9b970c-800wiThe U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state of Indiana must recognize the marriage of a terminally ill lesbian, Niki Quasney, while the state appeals District Judge Richard L. Young’s earlier ruling that found Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional. Nicki, who is married to wife Amy Sandler, is currently battling stage IV ovarian cancer. Lambda legal filed the emergency motion that resulted in the seventh circuit lifting its earlier stay of Judge Young’s decision: 

Paul D. Castillo, Staff Attorney for Lambda Legal, said:

It is time for the State of Indiana to leave Niki and Amy in peace and not subject them and their marriage to any more stress and uncertainty as this case proceeds. We’re thrilled that the court ruled in favor of this family as Niki battles stage four ovarian cancer. We will continue to fight until no family in Indiana needs to worry about their marriage being stripped away from them and all Hoosiers have the freedom to marry.

In response to the emergency motion filed by Lambda Legal on behalf of Niki and Amy, the 7th Circuit also set an expedited briefing schedule in Baskin v. Bogan, with all briefs in the case due by August 5. Arguments in the case could come as early as the end of the summer. 

Read the court order, AFTER THE JUMP…

14-2386 #20 by Equality Case Files

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  1. The Indiana AG fought tooth and nail to make sure that this couple was put through hell at an unimaginably horrible time in their lives and that this couple's children would lose as many protections as possible when one of their mothers die.

    The scum of the Earth Republicans continue to prove that this is all about hate for them and hate only.

    Posted by: oncemorewithfeeling | Jul 1, 2014 8:08:05 PM

  2. How quick did Zoeller try to appeal this?

    Posted by: JEFF YORK | Jul 1, 2014 8:47:40 PM

  3. Although I am sincerely happy for this couple, the ruling should have been for -all- married couples who got their licenses before the appeal was filed. Where is the notion that all concerned should be treated EQUALLY??
    This is THE notion behind the battle for equal marriage rights. It amazes me that Lambda did not try as well for all not just one.

    Posted by: BrokebackBob | Jul 1, 2014 10:47:29 PM

  4. He'll probably file separate appeals against each ovary.

    Posted by: Clarence Darrow | Jul 1, 2014 10:48:57 PM

  5. Who are the evil Republican scum trying to stop this?

    Their 'god' is a heartless c**t.

    Posted by: MaryM | Jul 2, 2014 4:58:24 AM

  6. O celebrate the day that is truly and certainly coming for all states and all countries when it will be unthinkable that the authenticity and legitimacy of love between married couples of any configuration will be challenged. It's on its way because it is the only evolved way to be and society is evolving.

    We can at least celebrate now for Nicki and Amy.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jul 2, 2014 6:26:31 AM

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