INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
A handful of county clerks across Indiana still aren’t issuing marriage
licenses to gay couples two days after a federal judge struck down the
state’s prohibition on same-sex unions.
Many are holding
off because of the wording of the state’s online application form.
The Marion County
clerk’s office in Indianapolis is changing that wording from “bride” and
“groom” to “spouse” and “spouse” on the printed form. Spokeswoman Angie
Nussmeyer says the online section that says “male” and “female” can’t be
Clerk Janet Chadwell says she isn’t altering the form because her county
attorney told her she would be committing perjury if she did.
Health spokesman Ken Severson says the agency is working to change the form
to comply with the court order.