This Is How You Could Be Arrested In Indiana For Applying To Get Married

The law prohibits anyone from submitting false information on marriage licenses, so same-sex couples would automatically be breaking the law just for applying to get married.

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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.

Gay marriage isn't even recognized in Indiana, so same-sex couples submitting marriage licensnes could face the possibility of penalties even though they were just turning in the papers.

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