After a glorious few days of marriage equality, a judge has placed a stay on the ruling legalizing same-sex marriages in Indiana.
This means no more same-sex couples can get married while the state appeals the ruling. The legal status of those 500+ couples who DID get married in the short window is unknown.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit granted the stay this afternoon in response to a request filed by Indiana attorney general Greg Zoeller earlier in the day, The Indianapolis Star reports.
“Without a stay, any same-sex marriages granted now might have their legal validity questioned later if the United States Supreme Court eventually were to rule in favor of states in upcoming legal challenges to marriage laws,” Zoeller’s filing read in part.