INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three new federal lawsuits are taking aim at Indiana's
same-sex marriage ban, boosting to at least five the number of legal
challenges to the law filed in a week.
The ACLU of
Indiana filed one of the lawsuits Friday on behalf of five gay couples and
three other plaintiffs.
That suit says
Indiana's gay marriage ban discriminates against the 13 plaintiffs,
including two children whose parents are among the plaintiffs. It says
Indiana's law denies legal protections and other benefits to the couples,
three of whom were married in states that allow same-sex marriage.
Two other suits
were filed Friday on behalf of couples who were married in states that
allow same-sex marriages.
All of the suits
contend that Indiana's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.