Debate over marriage law creates legal limbo


The Roysdons%u2019 marriage might not be recognized by the state, but in their own eyes, the union is just as indelible. (Tom Russo / Daily Reporter)

Sherry (left) and Deb Roysdon have experienced a range of emotions since the appeals court ruling and its subsequent stay. (Tom Russo / Daily Reporter)

REENFIELD — When asked what attracted her to her wife, Deb Roysdon stopped to think.

It wasn’t a pause of uncertainty; it was just the challenge of putting into words what’s made the last seven years feel so right.

It was June 27, 2007, when Deb and Sherry stood on a beach in Florida and pledged their love and lives to one another. On their seventh anniversary, they made their union legal when a federal judge lifted Indiana’s gay marriage ban.

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