INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller is confident he can defend Indiana's laws limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples and denying recognition to gay marriages performed elsewhere against five federal lawsuits filed this month seeking to have the statutes declared unconstitutional.
INDIANAPOLIS | Republican House and Senate leaders, along with Gov. Mike Pence, claimed victory for their legislative agendas Friday, while Democrats despaired that the 2014 Indiana General Assembly didn't do more to improve the lives of everyday Hoosiers.
INDIANAPOLIS | Senate President David Long, R-Fort Wayne, intends to hold a second Senate vote on the marriage amendment next year to ensure it gets on the ballot in 2016.
INDIANAPOLIS | The marriage debate at the Statehouse is over — for 10 months at least.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Senate is expected to decide Thursday whether to reinsert a prohibition on civil unions into House Joint Resolution 3, a proposed amendment to Indiana's Constitution that would ban gay marriage. State law already prohibits gay marriage.
INDIANAPOLIS | The marriage amendment debate could effectively be concluded as soon as Thursday after Senate President David Long, R-Fort Wayne, kept his word and advanced House Joint Resolution 3 out of the Senate Rules Committee on Monday with no changes.
INDIANAPOLIS | Senate President David Long, R-Fort Wayne, revealed Thursday he will assign the marriage amendment to the Senate Rules Committee, which he chairs, instead of the Judiciary Committee, as he had previously announced.
INDIANAPOLIS | The battle over the marriage amendment, which so far has dominated the 2014 legislative session, now shifts to the Senate after the House voted 57-40 Tuesday to keep its revised amendment alive.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 52-43 on Monday to delete the controversial second sentence of the marriage amendment, likely restarting the multiyear amendment process and potentially postponing a public vote on the issue until at least 2016.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, has called on the sponsors of the marriage amendment to withdraw their proposal, so the House can get back to doing the people's business.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, picked the right committee to muscle the proposed marriage amendment onto the House floor.
INDIANAPOLIS | Apparently forgetting Ronald Reagan's political axiom, "If you're explaining, you're losing," the Republican leaders of the Indiana House and Senate are hoping two and a half pages of explanation can make their two-sentence marriage amendment more palatable.
INDIANAPOLIS | The marriage amendment and an unprecedented companion measure aimed at limiting the impact of the broadly worded amendment were filed Thursday in the Indiana House by state Rep. Eric Turner, R-Cicero.
INDIANAPOLIS | The 2014 Indiana General Assembly opened for business Tuesday — barely.
INDIANAPOLIS | The return of Hoosier lawmakers to the Statehouse on Tuesday was reminiscent of the first day of school after summer break: Representatives and senators caught up with old friends, said hello to colleagues and pushed the buttons on new electronic voting machines.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican legislative leaders that used to proudly endorse the pending Indiana marriage amendment now are working hard to minimize it compared to other topics the General Assembly likely will tackle next year.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier lawmakers return to the Statehouse on Tuesday for Organization Day, a one-day mostly ceremonial event ahead of the Jan. 7 start to daily meetings of the 2014 legislative session.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Libertarian Party has emphatically denounced a proposal to add the state's existing ban on gay marriage and a new prohibition on civil unions to the Indiana Constitution.
INDIANAPOLIS | Two additional universities have joined Freedom Indiana in seeking to defeat a proposed amendment adding the state's existing ban on gay marriage and a new prohibition on civil unions to the Indiana Constitution.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana University has joined the statewide coalition organized to defeat a pending constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions.
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