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Same-sex marriages on hold in Indiana until Supreme Court decision

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INDIANAPOLIS -

Even though a federal appeals court ruled Indiana's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional, same-sex couples in Indiana will now have to wait on a Supreme Court decision to decide if they can marry.

"Legally it means we're still on hold with the decision and couples will have to wait until the Supreme Court makes a decision," said Marion County Clerk Beth White.

Same sex couples are celebrating the decision as a huge victory.

But, the battle is still not over.

Attorney General Greg Zoeller says the Supreme Court should decide this case "sooner rather than later".

Meanwhile, the ACLU held a news conference in Indianapolis Thursday with the couples who launched the case in Indiana.

They gathered right after the court's decision was announced.

Steven Stolen and Rob McPherson have been together for 26 years and have a 16-year-old daughter together.

For them, the decision is less about the law and more about family.

"How about our 16-year-old daughter who has been with us since the day she came out of the hospital can say her parents are married?" Steven Stolen asked. "How about the dignity and joy of that?"

The Marion County Clerk's office says at least one same-sex couple showed up right after the ruling looking to get married, but the clerk did not perform the ceremony.

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