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High court weighs same-sex marriage cases

High court weighs same-sex marriage cases

WASHINGTON | Same-sex couples in 11 more states would win the right to marry, but the issue would remain unsettled nationwide if the Supreme Court were to surprise everyone and decline to take up gay marriage right now.

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High court weighs same-sex marriage cases

High court weighs same-sex marriage cases

FILE - In this July 31, 2014 file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen in her chambers in at the Supreme Court in Washington. The fastest and surest path to marriage for same-sex couples in some parts of the United States would be for the Supreme Court to surprise everyone an…

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Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Missed chance at football rivalry

September 20, 2014 12:00 am

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Missed chance at football rivalry

September 20, 2014 12:00 am

Ind. withholds $1.2 million in domestic violence funds

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.

September 19, 2014 1:19 pm

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Long-term forecast gets cold shoulder

September 06, 2014 12:00 am
Appeals court strikes down Indiana gay marriage ban

Appeals court strikes down Indiana gay marriage ban

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.

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Illinois Medicaid pushes long-acting birth control

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.

September 03, 2014 7:29 am
Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

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…

August 26, 2014 3:54 pm
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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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