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.

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