According to state officials, Indiana paid more than $1.4 million in fees fighting five federal court cases that challenged the state's ban on gay marriage.

The cases were resolved last year when the Supreme Court refused to hear appeals in two cases decided by lower courts in favor of the plaintiffs. The high court's decision not to hear the cases led to the start of same-sex nuptials in Indiana.

According to information provided by the state attorney general's office, Indiana paid more than $1.4 million to attorneys who represented plaintiffs. The state paid an additional $7,000 on other related costs in the lead case.

A case before the Supreme Court considers challenges to bans in Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky and Michigan. The justices decided to take these cases after the Cincinnati, Ohio-based Sixth Circuit became the first appeals court to uphold such bans since the high court struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in June, 2013. A ruling is expected next month.

If the Supreme Court upholds the bans as constitutional, Indiana would not be affected, though the state would be free to enact new laws.