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Gay marriage licenses in Allen County: 97

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 9:23 am

The Indiana attorney general's office says county clerks who issued marriage licenses last week to same-sex couples should not grant any more of those licenses.

A federal appeals court Tuesday ordered Indiana to recognize the marriage of one lesbian couple. That emergency order applies only to Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney, who's fighting advanced ovarian cancer.

The Allen County Clerk's office issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Allen County from 2 p.m. June 25 through 4:30 p.m. last Friday, said SueEllen Keeler, supervisor for the clerk's office's Central Services Division.

Here are the totals:

*97 licenses issued

*Same-sex marriage licenses were received by 57 female couples and 40 male couples

*86 couples married and recorded the marriage with the state

*11 couples have not yet had their licenses recorded

A couple has 30 days after the marriage ceremony to return the license for recording, Keeler said. The clerk's office doesn't know yet how many licenses still will be turned in or how many couples didn't marry by the time a court granted the State of Indiana's request for a stay order on issuing licenses for same-sex couples. Any same-sex marriage license not used by 5 p.m. last Friday no longer is valid.