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2014-01-22 09:41:59 AM  
Thanks, subby.

Now everybody is going to know.
 
2014-01-22 09:42:16 AM  
Yep, if by "not filing"  you mean "fill one federal joint, two state individual, and two fake federal single I assume because the state needs that for some reason, so, you know, 5"
 
2014-01-22 09:42:44 AM  
 In a statement to FOX59, Robert E. Dittmer, Director of Public Relations with the Indiana Department of Revenue said, "The Department of Revenue would never provide general taxpayer guidance that would lead anyone to the commission of perjury."
DOR Guidance:
In accordance with IC 31-11-1-1, Indiana does not recognize same-sex marriages. Therefore, same-sex couples who file federal returns with a married filing status must each file their Indiana income tax returns with a filing status of single.

Farking SCOTUS really needs to rule this archaic homophobia out so we can move on.
 
2014-01-22 09:43:13 AM  
I swing that way, but I'm not sure I want to live in Indiana.
 
2014-01-22 09:46:51 AM  
Married in one state but not recognized in another state?  Seems like something that should have gone into the constitution.

Article IV Section 1:Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state.

Oh right.
 
2014-01-22 09:46:55 AM  

stpauler: In a statement to FOX59, Robert E. Dittmer, Director of Public Relations with the Indiana Department of Revenue said, "The Department of Revenue would never provide general taxpayer guidance that would lead anyone to the commission of perjury."
DOR Guidance:
In accordance with IC 31-11-1-1, Indiana does not recognize same-sex marriages. Therefore, same-sex couples who file federal returns with a married filing status must each file their Indiana income tax returns with a filing status of single.

Farking SCOTUS really needs to rule this archaic homophobia out so we can move on.


......or we could stop taxing single people differently.
 
2014-01-22 09:47:16 AM  

Random Internet Persona: I swing that way, but I'm not sure I want to live in Indiana.


But for skipping taxes? Hmm....
 
2014-01-22 09:49:57 AM  

stpauler: In a statement to FOX59, Robert E. Dittmer, Director of Public Relations with the Indiana Department of Revenue said, "The Department of Revenue would never provide general taxpayer guidance that would lead anyone to the commission of perjury."
DOR Guidance:
In accordance with IC 31-11-1-1, Indiana does not recognize same-sex marriages. Therefore, same-sex couples who file federal returns with a married filing status must each file their Indiana income tax returns with a filing status of single.

Farking SCOTUS really needs to rule this archaic homophobia out so we can move on.


You think this is a problem now, just wait until there is a major inheritance case where someone remarries and dies and they change teams along the way.  Add children  to the mix and  you'll be able to see the explosion for miles.

/I am not a Lawyer, but I play one with my legos when no one is looking.
//Objection, your honor!
 
2014-01-22 09:50:24 AM  
I'd marry a dude if it got me out of paying taxes. I have no desire to have the gay sex, but I assume that gay marriage is like straight marriage, so sex shouldn't be a concern.

//the wife probably won't go for it anyways
 
2014-01-22 09:53:58 AM  

lennavan: Married in one state but not recognized in another state?  Seems like something that should have gone into the constitution.

Article IV Section 1:Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state.

Oh right.


This.  In what way is this NOT a constitutional violation?

/I still support the banning of all legal marriage structure.
 
2014-01-22 09:59:22 AM  
However, they each also have to fill out a "sample" federal tax return as singles to submit to the State of Indiana.


What's the deal in Indiana that you've got to submit your federal return with your state return? That's weird.
 
2014-01-22 10:11:54 AM  
So they legally can't be forced to file because they're married. Take it to court. Court rules they must file as married (hopefully) Indiana ban on gay marriage blocked or shut down and state recognizes gay marriage because they have no choice... (make sure money is in escrow while doing this)
 
2014-01-22 10:16:16 AM  
Government should handle weddings.  You then celebrate at the church (or not) of your choice.

* everyone gets treated equally before the law.
* your church is not required to do anything for people it doesn't like.

It's win win.
 
2014-01-22 10:16:43 AM  

theknuckler_33: However, they each also have to fill out a "sample" federal tax return as singles to submit to the State of Indiana.


What's the deal in Indiana that you've got to submit your federal return with your state return? That's weird.


Indiana pulls its info from the Federal forms. So wgatbyounout on the fed is the basis for the state for income.
 
2014-01-22 10:18:07 AM  

studebaker hoch: Government should handle weddings.  You then celebrate at the church (or not) of your choice.

* everyone gets treated equally before the law.
* your church is not required to do anything for people it doesn't like.

It's win win.


No, because that approach blocks churches from running society the way our Founding Fathers intended.
 
2014-01-22 10:23:12 AM  
In coming Audit......
 
2014-01-22 10:25:00 AM  

theknuckler_33: However, they each also have to fill out a "sample" federal tax return as singles to submit to the State of Indiana.


What's the deal in Indiana that you've got to submit your federal return with your state return? That's weird.


Not really.  Other states consider your federal tax liability when figuring your state tax and so make you submit your federal return.  My first guess was that you live in a state with no income tax, but I guess PA's tax law is just weird.  (Like that's a surprise.)

I'm absolutely elated that I'll be able to just fill out one joint federal and one joint state return this year (now that the feds will recognize gay marriage)- nothing like the aggravation that happens when your domestic partner (now spouse) accidentally tells TurboTax to submit the "fake" federal return to the actual IRS.  You can't unsubmit it.  So then you spend months sending letters to the IRS to please let you change your filing status back to single.  Ugh.
 
2014-01-22 10:41:39 AM  

mike_d85: lennavan: Married in one state but not recognized in another state?  Seems like something that should have gone into the constitution.

Article IV Section 1:Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state.

Oh right.

This.  In what way is this NOT a constitutional violation?

/I still support the banning of all legal marriage structure.


Because Jesus hated gay people and stoned 5,000 of them with just two fish and a loaf of bread.
 
2014-01-22 10:44:50 AM  

RumsfeldsReplacement: mike_d85: lennavan: Married in one state but not recognized in another state?  Seems like something that should have gone into the constitution.

Article IV Section 1:Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state.

Oh right.

This.  In what way is this NOT a constitutional violation?

/I still support the banning of all legal marriage structure.

Because Jesus hated gay people and stoned 5,000 of them with just two fish and a loaf of bread.


.....or because you shouldn't have to pay more taxes just because your single.
 
2014-01-22 10:46:56 AM  
I'm not gay but uncle Sam asks me to bend over every time I get a paycheck.
 
2014-01-22 10:50:20 AM  

stpauler: Farking SCOTUS really needs to rule this archaic homophobia out so we can move on.


I'm not sure I want this case going before this court.

studebaker hoch: Government should handle weddings.  You then celebrate at the church (or not) of your choice.

* everyone gets treated equally before the law.
* your church is not required to do anything for people it doesn't like.

It's win win.


Funnily enough, part 2 of your plan is already in effect, and has been all along.
 
2014-01-22 10:50:57 AM  
We had to deal with this last year when we were married in our state but not federally recognized.

We noted the discrepancy when checking "single" on the federal form.
 
2014-01-22 10:51:58 AM  

lennavan: Married in one state but not recognized in another state?  Seems like something that should have gone into the constitution.

Article IV Section 1:Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state.

Oh right.


What if a state has a law making your marriage illegal?  Then where does it go?
 
2014-01-22 10:59:50 AM  
Find out from the ACLU if they will assist if you get into trouble and go ahead a file as married.

What's the worst that can happen?
 
2014-01-22 11:01:12 AM  
I've been doing it wrong for about 25 years. I've never sent IN my federal return.
 
2014-01-22 11:02:04 AM  

Oliver Twisted: lennavan: Married in one state but not recognized in another state?  Seems like something that should have gone into the constitution.

Article IV Section 1:Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state.

Oh right.

What if a state has a law making your marriage illegal?  Then where does it go?


That's the point, it can't.  If I got married in state X, then state Y must recognize it as valid.  State Y can happily tell its own citizens they cannot get married (well not really but we're only talking about Article IV Sec. 1 here) but state Y cannot tell state X its marriages are invalid.  Once I'm married, a public record is generated and must be recognized by all states.
 
2014-01-22 11:07:37 AM  
This whole thing is confusing to me. With the way it works in the US does it mean some guy could be married to a man in say California and then since his gay marriage is not recognized in Indiana, he could legally get married to a woman in that state?

Also how exactly does it work with the military? If the feds recognize gay marriage, and you are allowed to openly serve now. What happens if a married gay couple is stationed on a base in a state that recognizes their marriage, then they get transferred to a state that doesn't?
 
2014-01-22 11:11:08 AM  

genner: stpauler: In a statement to FOX59, Robert E. Dittmer, Director of Public Relations with the Indiana Department of Revenue said, "The Department of Revenue would never provide general taxpayer guidance that would lead anyone to the commission of perjury."
DOR Guidance:
In accordance with IC 31-11-1-1, Indiana does not recognize same-sex marriages. Therefore, same-sex couples who file federal returns with a married filing status must each file their Indiana income tax returns with a filing status of single.

Farking SCOTUS really needs to rule this archaic homophobia out so we can move on.

......or we could stop taxing single people differently.


Indeed -- would be a wonderfluly amusing way to side-step the issue.  Ruling: requiring same sex couples to file as married (federal) and single (state) is a violation of the 14th amendment.  Troll: ...because different tax rates on married and single people in general is a violations of the equal protections clause, regardless of of the homo- or heterosexuality of the couple.
 
2014-01-22 11:13:12 AM  
Do you get gay audited and then maybe get gay fined?
 
2014-01-22 11:13:58 AM  

trappedspirit: Do you get gay audited and then maybe get gay fined?


Definitely not fabulous!
 
2014-01-22 11:24:38 AM  

mechgreg: This whole thing is confusing to me. With the way it works in the US does it mean some guy could be married to a man in say California and then since his gay marriage is not recognized in Indiana, he could legally get married to a woman in that state?


No.  His gay marriage is recognized in Indiana.  The Constitution requires that.  This is the equivalent of Indiana sticking its fingers in its ears while shouting NAH AH NAH AH CANT MAKE ME.  At some point the adults will step in and correct their stupid behavior.
 
2014-01-22 11:27:46 AM  

lennavan: mechgreg: This whole thing is confusing to me. With the way it works in the US does it mean some guy could be married to a man in say California and then since his gay marriage is not recognized in Indiana, he could legally get married to a woman in that state?

No.  His gay marriage is recognized in Indiana.  The Constitution requires that.  This is the equivalent of Indiana sticking its fingers in its ears while shouting NAH AH NAH AH CANT MAKE ME.  At some point the adults will step in and correct their stupid behavior.


So what would happen if a guy who got married to another guy in California applied for a marriage license in Indiana and proceeded to marry a woman?
 
2014-01-22 11:46:59 AM  

mechgreg: lennavan: mechgreg: This whole thing is confusing to me. With the way it works in the US does it mean some guy could be married to a man in say California and then since his gay marriage is not recognized in Indiana, he could legally get married to a woman in that state?

No.  His gay marriage is recognized in Indiana.  The Constitution requires that.  This is the equivalent of Indiana sticking its fingers in its ears while shouting NAH AH NAH AH CANT MAKE ME.  At some point the adults will step in and correct their stupid behavior.

So what would happen if a guy who got married to another guy in California applied for a marriage license in Indiana and proceeded to marry a woman?



There is a big difference between what would happen and what is legal.  I have no idea what would actually happen, depends on how hard Indiana wants to derp and derpers gonna derp.  But by federal law his marriage is valid in all states and therefore he cannot marry a second person.  Federal law > state law.  So either Indiana recognizes his first marriage or what begins as a nicely worded letter from the feds will turn into court cases and adults stepping in.
 
2014-01-22 11:50:32 AM  

lennavan: mechgreg: lennavan: mechgreg: This whole thing is confusing to me. With the way it works in the US does it mean some guy could be married to a man in say California and then since his gay marriage is not recognized in Indiana, he could legally get married to a woman in that state?

No.  His gay marriage is recognized in Indiana.  The Constitution requires that.  This is the equivalent of Indiana sticking its fingers in its ears while shouting NAH AH NAH AH CANT MAKE ME.  At some point the adults will step in and correct their stupid behavior.

So what would happen if a guy who got married to another guy in California applied for a marriage license in Indiana and proceeded to marry a woman?

There is a big difference between what would happen and what is legal.  I have no idea what would actually happen, depends on how hard Indiana wants to derp and derpers gonna derp.  But by federal law his marriage is valid in all states and therefore he cannot marry a second person.  Federal law > state law.  So either Indiana recognizes his first marriage or what begins as a nicely worded letter from the feds will turn into court cases and adults stepping in.



...but is bigamy a federal or state crime?  If it's a state crime, then the state would have to recognize the gay marriage in order to prosecute the crime.
 
2014-01-22 11:51:18 AM  

mechgreg: So what would happen if a guy who got married to another guy in California applied for a marriage license in Indiana and proceeded to marry a woman?


He earns the right to be twice as miserable.
 
2014-01-22 11:54:42 AM  

jshine: lennavan: mechgreg: lennavan: mechgreg: This whole thing is confusing to me. With the way it works in the US does it mean some guy could be married to a man in say California and then since his gay marriage is not recognized in Indiana, he could legally get married to a woman in that state?

No.  His gay marriage is recognized in Indiana.  The Constitution requires that.  This is the equivalent of Indiana sticking its fingers in its ears while shouting NAH AH NAH AH CANT MAKE ME.  At some point the adults will step in and correct their stupid behavior.

So what would happen if a guy who got married to another guy in California applied for a marriage license in Indiana and proceeded to marry a woman?

There is a big difference between what would happen and what is legal.  I have no idea what would actually happen, depends on how hard Indiana wants to derp and derpers gonna derp.  But by federal law his marriage is valid in all states and therefore he cannot marry a second person.  Federal law > state law.  So either Indiana recognizes his first marriage or what begins as a nicely worded letter from the feds will turn into court cases and adults stepping in.


...but is bigamy a federal or state crime?  If it's a state crime, then the state would have to recognize the gay marriage in order to prosecute the crime.


That is sort of what I was thinking. Plus in the US which government grants divorces. Say on the flip side, a guy (who likes both guys and women) marries another guy in California. Then moves to Indiana and decides he wants to leave his husband for a woman. If the state you live in doesn't recognize your marriage, can you get a divorce. Or can you get a federal divorce?
 
2014-01-22 11:55:51 AM  

jshine: lennavan: mechgreg: lennavan: mechgreg: This whole thing is confusing to me. With the way it works in the US does it mean some guy could be married to a man in say California and then since his gay marriage is not recognized in Indiana, he could legally get married to a woman in that state?

No.  His gay marriage is recognized in Indiana.  The Constitution requires that.  This is the equivalent of Indiana sticking its fingers in its ears while shouting NAH AH NAH AH CANT MAKE ME.  At some point the adults will step in and correct their stupid behavior.

So what would happen if a guy who got married to another guy in California applied for a marriage license in Indiana and proceeded to marry a woman?

There is a big difference between what would happen and what is legal.  I have no idea what would actually happen, depends on how hard Indiana wants to derp and derpers gonna derp.  But by federal law his marriage is valid in all states and therefore he cannot marry a second person.  Federal law > state law.  So either Indiana recognizes his first marriage or what begins as a nicely worded letter from the feds will turn into court cases and adults stepping in.


...but is bigamy a federal or state crime?  If it's a state crime, then the state would have to recognize the gay marriage in order to prosecute the crime.


This is one of those times I really wish we had a resource that would search through information so we could find answers to questions like these.
 
2014-01-22 11:58:00 AM  

mechgreg: If the state you live in doesn't recognize your marriage, can you get a divorce. Or can you get a federal divorce?


The state must recognize your marriage, it has no choice.  It is in the farking constitution.  If the state decides to derp and pretend it doesn't recognize it, you sue the state and the feds will force that state to recognize your marriage.
 
2014-01-22 12:03:44 PM  

lennavan: That's the point, it can't.  If I got married in state X, then state Y must recognize it as valid.  State Y can happily tell its own citizens they cannot get married (well not really but we're only talking about Article IV Sec. 1 here) but state Y cannot tell state X its marriages are invalid.  Once I'm married, a public record is generated and must be recognized by all states.


Unfortuneately, DOMA allows states to determine if they will give full faith and credit to other state laws on marriage.  So, as it stands, DOMA may be unconstitutional....but it is the law...and it gives states authority to do this.  And it sucks, because the few clients I have had for divorce purposes just want a divorce...not to be the next Debbie Roe.  They aren't worried about constitutionality.  And they sure as hell don't want the notoriety or to spend the money necessary to fight this.

/tax issue is a new one, but Indiana won't divorce same sex married couples because Indiana doesn't recognize their marriage....stupidly.
 
2014-01-22 12:06:47 PM  

lennavan: mechgreg: This whole thing is confusing to me. With the way it works in the US does it mean some guy could be married to a man in say California and then since his gay marriage is not recognized in Indiana, he could legally get married to a woman in that state?

No.  His gay marriage is recognized in Indiana.  The Constitution requires that.  This is the equivalent of Indiana sticking its fingers in its ears while shouting NAH AH NAH AH CANT MAKE ME.  At some point the adults will step in and correct their stupid behavior.


Nope.  DOMA.  And Indiana legislator paranoia.  And Indiana judiciary conservatism rather than activism.  So, yes, it would be bigamy in California, but not in Indiana if married twice like above.  These results are ridiculous....but there you are.
 
2014-01-22 12:14:15 PM  

Chris Ween: Unfortuneately, DOMA allows states to determine if they will give full faith and credit to other state laws on marriage.  So, as it stands, DOMA may be unconstitutional....but it is the law...and it gives states authority to do this.  And it sucks, because the few clients I have had for divorce purposes just want a divorce...not to be the next Debbie Roe.  They aren't worried about constitutionality.  And they sure as hell don't want the notoriety or to spend the money necessary to fight this.


I am surprised no one tries to get gay marriage recognized at least for this kind of thing. I mean if a gay couple moves to Indiana they can't get divorced even if one "finds Jesus" and wants to get married to a nice church going girl.
 
2014-01-22 12:14:38 PM  

AloysiusSnuffleupagus: theknuckler_33: However, they each also have to fill out a "sample" federal tax return as singles to submit to the State of Indiana.


What's the deal in Indiana that you've got to submit your federal return with your state return? That's weird.

Not really.  Other states consider your federal tax liability when figuring your state tax and so make you submit your federal return.  My first guess was that you live in a state with no income tax, but I guess PA's tax law is just weird.  (Like that's a surprise.)

I'm absolutely elated that I'll be able to just fill out one joint federal and one joint state return this year (now that the feds will recognize gay marriage)- nothing like the aggravation that happens when your domestic partner (now spouse) accidentally tells TurboTax to submit the "fake" federal return to the actual IRS.  You can't unsubmit it.  So then you spend months sending letters to the IRS to please let you change your filing status back to single.  Ugh.


Between state and local taxes, PA is the worst state as far as income taxes are concerned. Taxable income in most states starts with your federal AGI and is adjusted from there. In PA, taxable income is determined completely differently and losses in one income category can't offset income in another category. In addition, there is no such thing as a joint return in PA, rather it is two individual returns that are combined into one. While that seems like the same thing, it does affect how the return is calculated. And don't even get me started on our local income tax system.

As far as state returns for married gays, it will be this way in many states, not just Indiana. I've had to do this on numerous returns where (hetero) spouses are residents of different states. You have to calculate the federal AGI as if they were filing single in order to calculate the state return. In this one very specific instance, PA is actually easier than most states, but only this one instance.

Having said all that, if this situation applies to anyone reading this, I highly recommend finding a tax return preparer that deals with this stuff all the time.
 
2014-01-22 12:14:42 PM  
I love this!  Indiana requires your Fed forms as supporting docs for their tax department.  But they can't require you to commit perjury by submitting 2 "single" Fed forms.  They won't accept "married" Fed forms because if they did it would be tacit acceptance of their marriage and be used against them when their laws and state Constitutional amendments hit the courts.  Hahahhahaa!  You done hoisted yourself, Indiana, on your own homophobic petard (that's not as gay as it sounds).
 
2014-01-22 12:15:37 PM  

lennavan: This is one of those times I really wish we had a resource that would search through information so we could find answers to questions like these.


I think the situation in question is specific and arcane enough that your sarcasm isn't really warranted.  Yes, the internet can tell you that bigamy is a state-level offense, but that's not to say that Indiana wouldn't take some action even though they don't recognize gay marriage.

...or the IRS, for that matter.

I mean, if you've got some specific insight into exactly what the result would be, do share.
 
2014-01-22 12:16:53 PM  

AloysiusSnuffleupagus: theknuckler_33: However, they each also have to fill out a "sample" federal tax return as singles to submit to the State of Indiana.


What's the deal in Indiana that you've got to submit your federal return with your state return? That's weird.

Not really.  Other states consider your federal tax liability when figuring your state tax and so make you submit your federal return.  My first guess was that you live in a state with no income tax, but I guess PA's tax law is just weird.  (Like that's a surprise.)


I don't know about weird, but I can deduct my Pa state income taxes from my federal taxable income. I didn't know some states do it the other way around, although since, federally, you (I) can deduct my state taxes from my federal tax liability, does that mean people in Indiana can't do this? Seems like a chicken and the egg kinda thing (need to know your state tax before you can figure your federal tax, but need to know your federal tax before you figure your state tax).

I'm absolutely elated that I'll be able to just fill out one joint federal and one joint state return this year (now that the feds will recognize gay marriage)- nothing like the aggravation that happens when your domestic partner (now spouse) accidentally tells TurboTax to submit the "fake" federal return to the actual IRS.  You can't unsubmit it.  So then you spend months sending letters to the IRS to please let you change your filing status back to single.  Ugh.
 
2014-01-22 12:18:02 PM  

Chris Ween: Unfortuneately, DOMA allows states to determine if they will give full faith and credit to other state laws on marriage. So, as it stands, DOMA may be unconstitutional


Right.  An unconstitutional federal law was passed awhile back - derpers derped.  Because of that, it is being struck down, part of it already was.  The courts are slow, I don't know what else to say.

Chris Ween: but it is the law...and it gives states authority to do this


Yes, but it is also an unconstitutional law.  So anyone who is harmed by this law, for instance any of your clients who want a divorce, can happily sue and get the law overturned.

Chris Ween: And it sucks, because the few clients I have had for divorce purposes just want a divorce...not to be the next Debbie Roe. They aren't worried about constitutionality. And they sure as hell don't want the notoriety or to spend the money necessary to fight this.


The process sucks, I agree.
 
2014-01-22 12:21:05 PM  

Chris Ween: lennavan: mechgreg: This whole thing is confusing to me. With the way it works in the US does it mean some guy could be married to a man in say California and then since his gay marriage is not recognized in Indiana, he could legally get married to a woman in that state?

No. His gay marriage is recognized in Indiana. The Constitution requires that. This is the equivalent of Indiana sticking its fingers in its ears while shouting NAH AH NAH AH CANT MAKE ME. At some point the adults will step in and correct their stupid behavior.

Nope. DOMA.


DOMA is an unconstitutional federal law.  Part of it was already struck down.  The adults are stepping in and correcting stupid behavior.  Indiana is constitutionally required to recognize marriages from other states.  The period of time from 1996 until DOMA is ruled completely unconstitutional can be summarized as "NAH AH NAH AH CANT MAKE ME."  Yes, we can.

The process is slow, I don't know what else to say.
 
2014-01-22 12:28:27 PM  

stpauler: In a statement to FOX59, Robert E. Dittmer, Director of Public Relations with the Indiana Department of Revenue said, "The Department of Revenue would never provide general taxpayer guidance that would lead anyone to the commission of perjury."
DOR Guidance:
In accordance with IC 31-11-1-1, Indiana does not recognize same-sex marriages. Therefore, same-sex couples who file federal returns with a married filing status must each file their Indiana income tax returns with a filing status of single.

Farking SCOTUS really needs to rule this archaic homophobia out so we can move on.


SCOTUS really does, that's insane demanding people perjure themselves
 
2014-01-22 12:36:27 PM  

SquiggsIN: lennavan: This is the equivalent of Indiana sticking its fingers in its ears while shouting NAH AH NAH AH CANT MAKE ME.

Yeah, pretty much.  The statehouse is full of idiots elected by even bigger idiots.


The population of Indiana doesn't want this new constitutional amendment that just makes existing law...even more lawish.  And the law itself is stupid and cause s a lot of unintended consequences.  And the amendment may even impact non-gay individuals who cohabit or have Domestic Partnership agreements (if only for insurance).  Some big Indiana employers recognize domestic partnerships.  This is a bad move by the legislature and may result in the state losing jobs and companies.  Eli Lilly won't be moving...but it might not be expanding here if Indiana remains hostile to its employees.
 
2014-01-22 12:49:58 PM  
Random thought. If the state doesn't recognize the marriage could someone marry a guy in another state and then get married to a woman in IN, Would other states recognize the second marriage? Is this a loophole for legal polygamy?
 
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