The state of Indiana has agreed to recognize the marriage of a terminally ill lesbian.

According to, a federal judge on Thursday approved an agreement for the state to recognize the Illinois marriage of Veronica Romero and Mayra Yvette Rivera.

The couple, together 27 years with two children, married on March 7. Rivera, who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for ovarian cancer, entered hospice care in late July.

Indiana has agreed to recognize the women's marriage and, in the event of Rivera's death, issue a death certificate which lists Romero as her surviving spouse.

Indiana officials this week asked the Supreme Court to review an appeals court's ruling declaring Indian's ban invalid.

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This is the second marriage the state has been forced to recognize. A federal appeals court ordered the state to recognize the marriage of Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney, who is terminally ill.

Attorney General Greg Zoeller said in a statement that the cases mirror each other.

“Our 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has previously made an exception to Indiana's existing statute and recognized a plaintiff's out-of-state marriage under similar, difficult circumstance,” Zoeller said. “In this new case, the stipulation both sides filed mirrors the 7th Circuit's earlier approach.”