UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA INDIANAPOLIS DIVISION MARILYN RAE BASKIN,
, ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) v. ) Case No. 1:14-cv-00355-RLY-TAB ) PENNY BOGAN, in her official capacity as ) BOONE COUNTY CLERK,
, ) ) Defendants. )
DEFENDANTS’ ANSWER TO FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF
Defendants Greg Zoeller, William C. VanNess II, M.D., Penny Bogan, Peggy Beaver, and Mike Brown, by counsel, hereby file this answer to the First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief (“the Complaint”) filed in this action by Plaintiffs Marilyn Rae Baskin, Esther Fuller, Bonnie Everly, Linda Judkins, Dawn Carver, Pamela Eanes, Henry Greene, Glenn Funkhouser, C.A.G., Nikole Quasney, Amy Sandler, A.Q.-S., and M.Q.-S.
1. Plaintiffs, all Indiana residents, comprise five loving, committed same-sex couples (“adult Plaintiffs” or “Plaintiff couples”) and three minor children of two of the couples. All Plaintiffs bring this action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 seeking declaratory and preliminary and permanent injunctive relief for Defendants’ violation of Plaintiffs’ rights — the guarantees of liberty and equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution — caused by the discriminatory exclusion of same-sex couples from the freedom to marry and the discriminatory denial of recognition of marriages lawfully entered by same-sex
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