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Indiana same sex couples rush to get marriage licenses in wake of historic ruling

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --The Indiana Attorney General says he will appeal a federal judge's ruling that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Meanwhile same-sex marriage is now legal, and Thursday morning, couples rushed to the courthouse in Floyd and Clark Counties to get their marriage licenses.

Among them were Kyle Spalding and Maurice Mundy, who have been together for ten years, but made it official in a civil ceremony at the clerk's office.

Before performing the ceremonies, clerk Barbara Haas has been telling couples that the legal battle is not necessarily over.

"The county attorney advised me to make sure I told them, that if this was reversed, very likely their marriage would be considered null and void. And they are aware of that," Haas said. "A lot of states are coming to the realization that this is something that's important and it's a civil rights issue."

Indiana is the 20th state to legalize same-sex marriage. It is also legal in Washington DC.

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