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Federal judge to hear Munster couple's marriage request

Federal judge to hear Munster couple's marriage request

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.

April 05, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Munster, Chesterton couples challenge Indiana gay marriage ban

Munster, Chesterton couples challenge Indiana gay marriage ban

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.

March 13, 2014 6:30 pm Related
Ind. marriage ban supporters, opponents square off

Ind. marriage ban supporters, opponents square off

INDIANAPOLIS | The House Judiciary Committee has delayed a vote on a proposal to amend Indiana's constitution to ban gay marriage.

January 13, 2014 1:06 pm
Man celebrates wedded, debt-free bliss

Man celebrates wedded, debt-free bliss

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.

September 02, 2013 12:00 am
Man celebrates wedded, debt-free bliss

Man celebrates wedded, debt-free bliss

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.

September 02, 2013 12:00 am
Man celebrates wedded, debt-free bliss

Man celebrates wedded, debt-free bliss

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.

September 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Indiana's Donnelly, North Dakota's Heitkamp now support gay marriage

Indiana's Donnelly, North Dakota's Heitkamp now support gay marriage

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.

April 05, 2013 11:15 am

No word feels right to describe older partners

There is no good way to refer to an older person's live-in companion. And by older, I mean older than 30.

October 04, 2012 12:00 am
Illinois prosecutors refuse to defend gay marriage ban

Illinois prosecutors refuse to defend gay marriage ban

CHICAGO | Twenty-five Illinois couples were prepared for a long legal fight when they joined lawsuits challenging the state's ban on gay marriage. Turns out they won't get one — at least not from the attorneys who normally would be responsible for defending the state's laws.

June 21, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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How to keep marriage alive past the honeymoon

How to keep marriage alive past the honeymoon

Is your marriage more like a roller coaster ride than a cozy love relationship? The truth is, most couples have their share of extreme tension.

May 24, 2012 5:00 am

Group sues over Indiana's law on marriage presiders

INDIANAPOLIS | A secular humanist group claims in a federal lawsuit that Indiana's marriage law is unconstitutional because it doesn't allow people who aren't ministers or government officials to preside at marriages.

May 10, 2012 8:30 am
U.S. wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025

U.S. wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025

The Obama administration is developing the first National Alzheimer's Plan to provide better treatments and day-to-day care for dementia patients, and relief for their overwhelmed caregivers, too.

January 26, 2012 9:00 am

U.S. wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025

Effective treatments for Alzheimer's by 2025? That's the target the government is eyeing as it develops a national strategy to tackle what could become the defining disease of a rapidly aging population.

January 22, 2012 12:00 am
Marriage seems to be good for your health, well-being

Marriage seems to be good for your health, well-being

Many studies have looked at the correlation between marriage and health, and a recent study found that marriage may affect survival after coronary artery bypass surgery.

December 15, 2011 10:00 am
How to keep marriage alive past the honeymoon

How to keep marriage alive past the honeymoon

Is your marriage more like a roller coaster ride than a cozy love relationship? The truth is, most couples have their share of extreme tension.

November 27, 2011 12:00 am

How to keep marriage alive past the honeymoon

Is your marriage more like a roller coaster ride than a cozy love relationship? Are you barely hanging by a thread, as you toy with the idea of divorce?

November 09, 2011 12:00 am

Study: 80 percent of U.S. boys use condoms the first time

A surprising 80 percent of teenage boys say they are using condoms the first time they have sex, a government survey found in a powerful sign that decades of efforts to change young people's sexual behavior are taking hold.

October 23, 2011 2:00 pm
Empty nest? Not all parents are sad about it

Empty nest? Not all parents are sad about it

Pamela Reilly and her husband have big plans that don't include moping when their three teens finally fly the coop over the next two years.

October 16, 2011 12:00 am
Tips for dating online the second time around

Tips for dating online the second time around

Baby boomers are swelling the ranks of online dating sites and John Valentino is a happy veteran.

June 12, 2011 12:00 am

Civil union ceremonies held for Chicago couples

CHICAGO | A couple together for nearly half a century, two TV chefs and an official in new Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration were among the 35 gay couples joined in civil union ceremonies Thursday in a downtown Chicago park after a new Illinois law recognized their relationships for the fi…

June 02, 2011 7:00 pm
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