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The June 26 edition of the Roundtable discusses the ruling striking down Indiana's ban on gay marriage, the cancellation of the air show at Fair Oaks Farms and a compromise between Porter County and Porter Regional Hospital on their tax assessment.

June 27, 2014 10:15 am
Joy, confusion showered on NWI same-sex marriages

Joy, confusion showered on NWI same-sex marriages

The same-sex marriage mill has been busy in Lake, LaPorte and Porter counties. Rural Jasper and Newton County officials still were waiting for their first couples, after a federal judge Wednesday ruled Indiana's ban on same-sex matrimony was unconstitutional.

June 26, 2014 6:00 pm Video Related
Historic day in Indiana: Wedding bells ring for same-sex couples

Historic day in Indiana: Wedding bells ring for same-sex couples

Hours after a federal judge struck down Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage, Highland residents Adam White and Eric Evans rushed into the Lake County clerk's office.

June 25, 2014 7:40 pm Video Photos


Lake County begins marrying same-sex couples

Lake County begins marrying same-sex couples

A federal judge ruled Indiana's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, allowing couples to visit the Lake County Clerk's office for marriage licenses and to get married.

June 25, 2014 5:12 pm

Reactions to court ruling legalizing gay marriage in Indiana

Gov. Mike Pence spokeswoman, Kara Brooks:

June 25, 2014 2:15 pm
Federal ruling on same-sex marriage

Federal ruling on same-sex marriage

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Richard L. Young's ruling in three federal lawsuits found Indiana's ban against same-sex marriages unconstitutional.

June 25, 2014 1:44 pm
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June 22, 2014 12:00 am

I meant to provoke; extreme view wasn't mine

I submitted a letter on gay marriage. That was extreme. I wanted to provoke an honest debate on the issue of homosexuality by provoking the most extreme view, which is not my view, but an extreme view some people have. This is what I meant, and should have said.

June 16, 2014 12:00 am

Marriage, treasurer race divides GOP convention

FORT WAYNE | The party unity helping Hoosier Republicans win control of nearly every statewide elected office for the past decade is beginning to fracture.

June 07, 2014 1:49 pm

Dems hope party's inclusiveness appeals to Hoosier voters

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Democrats are optimistic they will add to their legislative delegation and win control of the three state offices on the November ballot by promoting themselves as the political party for all Hoosiers.

May 31, 2014 7:06 pm
Study: Gay marriage would grow Indiana economy

Study: Gay marriage would grow Indiana economy

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's economy would grow by nearly $40 million over three years and the state would reap an extra $2.7 million in sales tax revenue if marriage between same-sex couples was legalized, a new study found.

May 27, 2014 9:30 pm Photos



Vernita Gray, Illinois gay rights advocate, dies

CHICAGO | Vernita Gray, a gay rights activist who wed her partner in Illinois' first same-sex marriage, has died at age 65.

March 19, 2014 12:10 pm

Zoeller ready to defend Indiana marriage laws

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.

March 18, 2014 1:20 pm Political Roundtable Political Roundtable

In the March 14 edition, The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz provide analysis of 2014 Indiana General Assembly, including the passage of a bill for South Shore extension funding and a deal to lower business taxes. Lastly, they discuss the gay marriage issue and a series of lawsuits …

March 14, 2014 5:37 pm
GOP, Democrats view results of legislative session differently

GOP, Democrats view results of legislative session differently

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.

March 14, 2014 3:30 pm Related

Clerks not ready to issue licenses to gay couples

CHICAGO | County clerks around Illinois say they won't start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately as Attorney General Lisa Madigan said this week they have the right to do.

March 05, 2014 10:00 pm

Senate limits rental inspections, Lake tourism oversight

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate acted on 70 legislative proposals Tuesday, the final day for senators to approve or reject plans that previously were passed by the Republican-controlled House.

March 04, 2014 2:28 pm

Cook Co. issues 258 marriage licenses to gay couples in 1st week

CHICAGO | Same-gender couples from the Southeast Side, surrounding suburbs and Northwest Indiana were among the 258 couples who were issued marriage licenses during the first week the Cook County clerk’s office could issue them.

March 04, 2014 11:55 am

Indiana dips toe in national debate over religious liberty, discrimination

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana lawmakers last week nearly jumped on a bandwagon of states seeking to add measures that some contend legitimize discrimination under the guise of religious liberty.

March 03, 2014 12:00 am
Dozens of same-sex couples get marriage licenses in Illinois

Dozens of same-sex couples get marriage licenses in Illinois

CHICAGO | More than 80 same-sex couples  — including couples from Gary and DeMotte — have gotten marriage licenses in Cook County, including some from other Illinois counties who apparently didn't want to wait until gay marriage becomes legal statewide on June 1.

February 25, 2014 1:00 pm
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