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Judge Says Indiana Has ‘No Valid Reason’ To Single Out Same-Sex Marriages

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:38 AM April 22, 2014
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Federal Judge Richard Young rules Indiana has not presented a “valid reason” same-sex marriages should not be recognized and says challengers are likely to prevail at trial.

Marriage

Breaking: Federal Judge Rules Indiana Must Recognize Marriage Of A Same-Sex Couple

by David Badash ● 1:20 PM April 10, 2014
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A federal judge has just ruled that the state of Indiana must recognize the legal civil marriage of a same-sex couple, Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney.

Marriage

Weeks After Gay Marriage Ban Fails, Four Couples Sue Indiana For Right To Marry

by David Badash ● 3:34 PM March 7, 2014
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Today, just weeks after the GOP failed to pass a voter referendum to ban same-sex marriage, four same-sex couples filed suit against the state of Indiana, demanding the right to marry. Here’s why it’s a big deal.

Marriage

Breaking: Indiana Voters Will Not Be Able To Ban Same-Sex Marriage This Year

by David Badash ● 2:34 PM February 13, 2014
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The Indiana Senate just made it essentially impossible for an initiative asking voters to ban same-sex marriage in their state constitution to appear on the ballot this year.

Marriage

Watch Live Now: Indiana Senate Votes On Bill Allowing Ban Of Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 1:32 PM February 13, 2014
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The Indiana Senate is about to vote on legislation that would make voters decide if they want a ban on same-sex marriage written into their state constitution.

Marriage

Breaking: Indiana Committee Sends Anti-Gay Marriage Bill To Full Senate For Vote

by David Badash ● 5:31 PM February 10, 2014
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The Indiana Senate Rules Committee has just voted, 8-4 across partisan lines, to send a highly-controversial and likely unconstitutional bill banning same-sex marriage to the full Senate for a vote.

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Republican Indiana State Senator Will Vote Against Same-Sex Marriage Ban

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:22 PM February 10, 2014
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Ron Alting, an Indiana state senator who once voted for a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage has changed his position, and will now oppose it.

Discrimination

GOP Dirty Politics Moving Constitutional Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Forward

by David Badash ● 2:38 PM January 31, 2014
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Perhaps the phrase “win at any cost” appears in some Indiana GOP memo about passing a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Because at every step of the way, Republican political leaders have done just that.

Marriage

Now: Indiana GOP Trying To Pass Anti-Gay Marriage Bill – Watch Live

by David Badash ● 3:04 PM January 28, 2014
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The Indiana House GOP is trying to push through their anti-gay bill that would allow voters to choose whether or not they want a gay marriage ban in their constitution.

Discrimination

Gay Son Says He Is ‘Ashamed’ Of His Indiana House Rep Father

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:46 PM January 28, 2014
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Saying “I love my gay son” while keeping him from full equality is like telling a baby seal he is beautiful while battering him with a club.

Marriage

Breaking: Indiana Anti-Gay Marriage Ballot Measure Was (Likely) Just Killed – For Today

by David Badash ● 6:24 PM January 27, 2014
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The full Indiana House in a bipartisan vote just effectively killed an anti-gay marriage bill — at least for now.

Marriage

Watch Live: Full Indiana House Votes On Bill Allowing Public To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 12:45 PM January 27, 2014
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The full Indiana House is scheduled to vote on a bill that would put before the voters in November a ballot measure asking them if they want to change the constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

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Another Gay Republican Leaves The Party Over Marriage Equality

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:07 PM January 24, 2014
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A gay Republican candidate from Indiana is the latest to see the light and abandoned the GOP.

Marriage

Breaking: Indiana Committee Passes Bill Allowing Voters To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 7:58 PM January 22, 2014
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A Republican-led Indiana House committee has just advanced a bill that would place before voters the question of whether or not to ban same-sex marriage in the state constitution.