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VATICAN CITY | A fight for the soul of the Catholic Church has broken out, and the first battlefield is a document on family values that pits increasingly alarmed conservatives against more progressive bishops emboldened by Pope Francis' vision of a church that is more merciful than moralistic.
NEW YORK | The presentation on domestic violence given to NFL owners on Wednesday included a video by a former player appealing for recognition and action.
Lisa Friel, vice president of the Sexual Misconduct Consulting & Investigations division for T&M Protection Resources, talks with reporters during a meeting of NFL owners and executives in New York, on Wednesday. Friel is one of the advisers helping the NFL develop and carry out a do…
WASHINGTON | The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court's order effectively makes gay marriage legal now in 30 states.
Missed chance at football rivalry
Missed chance at football rivalry
INDIANAPOLIS | The trustees of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute have decided to stick by a plan that withholds $1.2 million in domestic violence prevention funds from private agencies until they submit spending plans.
Long-term forecast gets cold shoulder
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's prohibition on gay marriage and refusal to recognize gay marriages performed in Illinois and elsewhere violates the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
CHICAGO | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's administration wants to double down on long-acting birth control methods for the poor in an effort to save taxpayer money on unplanned pregnancies, a strategy that is raising concern among Catholic health care systems.
Supporters of gay marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana attend a rally at the federal plaza Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Chicago. The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday on gay marriage fights from Indiana and Wisconsin, setting the stage for one ruling. Each cas…
EVANSVILLE, Ind. | A federal judge has set a hearing in the case of a Munster couple seeking to compel Indiana to recognize their legal same-sex marriage before one of the women, who is stricken with cancer, dies.
INDIANAPOLIS | Two Northwest Indiana couples have joined a new legal challenge to Indiana's ban on same-sex marriages in a lawsuit filed by a national gay rights group.
INDIANAPOLIS | The House Judiciary Committee has delayed a vote on a proposal to amend Indiana's constitution to ban gay marriage.
Kevin and Judy pose for a photo outside their home in Sterling, Ill. Along with the celebration of their 40th anniversary, the Healds also are celebrating being debt free and owning their home.
Kevin Heald holds a photo in Sterling, Ill., from his wedding day 40 years ago to his wife Judy along with their maid of honor and best man.
STERLING | On Feb. 3, 2012, Kevin Heald had 11 cents in his checking account, but that didn't deter him from planning his wedding anniversary.
WASHINGTON | Two freshman Democratic senators from conservative states — Joe Donnelly, of Indiana, and Heidi Heitkamp, of North Dakota — have joined the growing chorus of lawmakers who say they support gay marriage.
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