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Indiana’s Republican Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office issued a statement saying it was analyzing the ruling and would “communicate with county clerks on proper marriage license procedures they should follow in order to avoid chaos during the appeal.”

The attorney general’s office also affirmed that it will “quickly ask for a stay of today’s ruling, pending appeal.”

Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council, decried both rulings, citing the four-decade public battle in the states over abortion rights in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling.

“As we saw with Roe v. Wade in 1973,” he said, “the courts do not have the final say. The American people will have the final word as they experience the consequences of marriage redefinition and the ways in which it fundamentally alters America’s moral, cultural and political landscape.”