Group of first responders pushes for gay marriage in Indiana

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A group of first responders is asking a federal appeals court to allow gay marriage in Indiana.

A legal brief will be filed today on their behalf.

More than 100 emergency workers signed it, including a retired Indianapolis Fire Department Battalion Chief.

"So we just are asking for the same rights and benefits that every other officer has that is legally married here in Indiana," said Ruth Morrison, the former IFD Battalion Chief.

IMPD Officer Teresa Welborn says officers have a dangerous job and she wants her partner, Beth, to have the same rights if she's injured or killed.

The appeals court will hold a hearing on same-sex marriage Aug. 26.