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  • From left, Annie Katz of the University of Michigan, Zaria Cummings of Michigan State University, Spencer Perry of Berkeley, Calif., and Justin Maffett of Dartmouth University, celebrate outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, 2015, after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 3:14 am

Indiana attorney general urges civility, respect for marriage ruling

 

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's attorney general is asking residents to treat each other with civility and show respect for the U.S. Supreme Court following its ruling requiring all states to recognize same-sex marriage.

Attorney General Greg Zoeller said in a statement Friday that the court's 5-4 decision won't change much in Indiana because the state has allowed same-sex marriage since last year.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana last year ruled Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, and the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago upheld the ruling.

Marriage licenses have been issued to same-sex couples since October, when the U.S. Supreme Court denied the state's request to review the appellate court's decision.