First same-sex couple married in Vigo County


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Following the federal court ruling declaring the Indiana gay marriage ban unconstitutional, one local same-sex couple applied for a marriage license in Vigo County.

WTHI Photo, Tony Kassissieh
WTHI Photo, Tony Kassissieh

On Wednesday afternoon Donnica Barrett and Nikkole McKinley-Barrett were the first same-sex couple in Vigo County to be married. Earlier on Wednesday, the judge said the ban on gay marriage violated the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Photos | First same sex couple married in Vigo County

The Vigo County Courthouse will remain open until 7 p.m. for those wanting to apply for a marriage license. The west door will be open.

News 10 has a crew at the courthouse and will bring you more details tonight on News 10. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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