Lambda Legal Denounces Indiana A.G. for Fighting Marriage of Woman Battling Cancer and Her Wife

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May 9, 2014
Lambda Legal Plaintiffs Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney

Lambda Legal today denounced Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller for appealing the court order issued yesterday compelling the State of Indiana to recognize the marriage of a woman battling stage four ovarian cancer and her wife.

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Lambda Legal plaintiff Niki Quasney says:

We were so relieved when the court ruled that our marriage should be respected here at home, and we hoped we could go back to our lives together as a family. I am shocked that the attorney general of my state would fight us like this. It’s just us and our daughters, and it’s heartwrenching to think that a powerful attorney like him wants to take away the constitutional protections that we should have never had to fight for in the first place.

Lambda Legal Marriage Project Director Camilla Taylor says: 

This is a shameful display of cruelty towards a loving couple with two children whose marriage is vital as they battle an aggressive cancer and fight to be together. This is one family in all of Indiana. Their marriage doesn’t harm anyone in Indiana, it simply protects them and their children.

Lambda Legal won an emergency order for Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler in April which was set to expire yesterday—the court order extends the requirement of the state to recognize their marriage throughout the court proceedings.

Read the press release and learn more about the case.

Learn more about Lambda Legal's fight for marriage equality in Indiana.