Drury said public opinion has evolved to be more accepting of same-sex couples, and he is ready for Indiana leaders to catch up.
“One of the reasons I am standing here is because someone stood up a long time ago,” he said. “And, I am hoping our kids, nieces and nephews will not have to have this debate about a right that is so fundamental.”
Canon is also representing Jennifer Redmond and Jana Kohorst, Jeffersonville, who have been together for more than 15 years and were married in New York several months ago.
“We want to stay in Indiana with our friends and our family, and to do so, we feel it necessary to be recognized as a married couple just like everyone else,” Redmond said.
All the couples in the lawsuit said their relationships are fully accepted by the communities in which they reside.
“When people know who you are, they get rid of that motion that we are Martians and we are human beings,” Dale said.