1. Same-sex couples in Indiana could face up to 18 months in prison for applying for a marriage license because of a 1997 law that prohibits lying on marriage licenses. It’s been on the books since 1997, but the Northwest Indiana Times recently uncovered it:
A 1997 state law declares it a Class D felony to submit false information on a marriage license application or lie about the physical condition, including gender, of a marriage license applicant.
Two men or two women seeking to marry inevitably would trigger the law, as the state’s electronic marriage license application specifically designates “male applicant” and “female applicant” sections for gathering required background data.