— Indiana's ban on same-sex marriages faces a new challenge in a lawsuit
filed by a national gay rights group.
lawsuit was filed by Lambda Legal on behalf of three lesbian couples from
Whitestown, Chesterton and Munster. The suit the group announced Thursday
argues that the couples' equal protection rights are being violated
because they can't marry in Indiana and the state won't recognize same-sex
marriages performed elsewhere.
A similar lawsuit
was filed last week by four couples from southern Indiana.
follow Indiana's legislative debate this year on adding the gay marriage
ban to the state constitution and multiple court rulings around the
country striking down such bans in Kentucky and other states.
General Greg Zoeller has said he'll defend the state's marriage laws.