|Indiana circa 2014. They still |
have some catching up to do.
Last month, the judge issued an order requiring the state to recognize their marriage while legislators continue to debate marriage equality. Yesterday he extended the order indefinitely. The order applies only to Quasney and Sandler and is the only way Sandler will be able to collect death benefits when her wife dies. What's the problem? Why is the state fighting this?
|According to gay-marriage opponents, Indianapolis was consumed by God's wrath|
shortly after recognizing the marriage. Critics point out that this is untrue and batshit crazy.
|The outcome is uncertain in the same|
way that Blockbuster's future was
uncertain about a year ago.
The attorney general's rational for what can only be described as an Omega-level dick move, is that recognizing Quasney's and Sandler's marriage only offers false hope to other gay couples.
"The traditional definition of marriage has been around for a long time. Its validity is hotly contested, but the outcome of these legal disputes is uncertain."
-The Indiana AG's office,
on why it can't suck up and deal
The thing is, it's not all that uncertain. Predicting that Indiana will have marriage equality someday isn't like predicting jetpacks or ape-domination. It's kind of a foregone. A year, maybe three at the most. The question here is why can't the state of Indiana handle having a legally recognized lesbian couple for a little while and let Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler enjoy the time they have left together?