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Indiana clerks must issue gay marriage licenses

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The Indiana attorney general's office is telling all county clerks in the state that they must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

The attorney general's office sent out the message Tuesday soon after the federal appeals court in Chicago formally lifted Indiana's gay marriage ban.

The appeals court action comes a day after the U.S. Supreme Court said it wouldn't hear appeals from Indiana and four other states seeking to keep gay marriage bans in place.

Chief Deputy Attorney General Matt Light tells county clerks they can't deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples so long as they meet all other license requirements.

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