INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
A national gay rights group has filed an emergency motion in court seeking
to protect the first same-sex marriage recognized in Indiana.
Lawyers from Lambda
Legal filed the measure Monday morning in the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of
Appeals in Chicago seeking continued recognition of the marriage between
Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler. The lawyers argue the continued recognition is
needed because Quasney is fighting advanced ovarian cancer.
The filing comes
three days after the federal appeals court placed a hold on same-sex
marriages in Indiana. Federal Judge Richard Young struck down the state’s
ban on gay marriage last week, allowing such marriages, but Attorney General
Greg Zoeller immediately appealed the ruling.
same-sex marriages were conducted around the state last week after Young’s