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Same-sex Marriage

Indiana agrees to recognize Whiting same-sex couple's marriage

HAMMOND | A federal judge on Thursday approved an agreement for Indiana to recognize the marriage of two Whiting women while the state appeals a ruling overturning its gay marriage ban.

September 11, 2014 10:30 pm
Dems question state spending on marriage law defense

Dems question state spending on marriage law defense

INDIANAPOLIS | The leader of the Indiana Democratic Party wants to know how much the state is spending to defend its law limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples; a law that federal district and appellate courts have ruled is unconstitutional.

September 08, 2014 2:35 pm Related
Wedding bells not yet ringing for gay Hoosiers

Wedding bells not yet ringing for gay Hoosiers

INDIANAPOLIS | Despite Thursday's federal appeals court ruling that Indiana's prohibition on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, gay Hoosiers still may have to wait nearly a year or more before they can walk down the aisle.

September 05, 2014 11:45 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Same-sex marriage ruling throws equality to the wind

GUEST COMMENTARY: Same-sex marriage ruling throws equality to the wind

If you blinked over the past month, you probably missed some news about marriage equality in Indiana.

July 31, 2014 12:00 am
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

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
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

Gay marriage becomes focus of governor's race

CHICAGO | After weeks of focusing on Illinois' mammoth financial problems, the governor's race turned to the issue of same-sex marriage Monday as gay couples took vows under the state's new law.

June 02, 2014 12:00 am
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

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Dying Munster woman asking court to recognize her same-sex marriage

MUNSTER | A Munster woman is asking a federal judge to compel the state to recognize her as a married woman before she dies. 

April 01, 2014 8:30 pm
EDITORIAL: Let courts rule on same-sex marriage

EDITORIAL: Let courts rule on same-sex marriage

The Love v. Pence lawsuit filed last week in federal court in New Albany asks the federal judge to overturn Indiana's Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a male and a female.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am Related
MARC CHASE: True conservatives know when to keep hands off

MARC CHASE: True conservatives know when to keep hands off

Sometimes failure creates the perfect opportunity to get back to one's roots — to discard the distractions of ill-advised ventures.

February 18, 2014 12:00 am
AP poll: Obama health care overhaul top 2013 story

AP poll: Obama health care overhaul top 2013 story

NEW YORK | The glitch-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was the top news story of 2013, followed by the Boston Marathon bombing and the dramatic papal changeover at the Vatican, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.

December 28, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

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Valpo council opposes gay marriage ban

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso City Council on Monday voiced its opposition to submitting a proposed gay marriage ban amendment to a statewide vote in the fall.

December 23, 2013 8:30 pm
Appeals court rules gender change does not invalidate marriage

Appeals court rules gender change does not invalidate marriage

INDIANAPOLIS | The state law limiting marriage to opposite-gender partners cannot be used to invalidate a marriage if one partner later changes his or her gender identity, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

December 20, 2013 8:00 pm Related
GUEST COMMENTARY:I oppose establishment of a controversial morality

GUEST COMMENTARY:I oppose establishment of a controversial morality

Indiana’s Libertarian Party chair, Dan Drexler, announced opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment that would prevent Indiana from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. But the libertarian reason he gave for his position would not seem to support his opposition to the amendment.

November 27, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: U.S. headed in right direction on LGBT rights

YOUNG VOICES: U.S. headed in right direction on LGBT rights

The teenage generation is usually generalized as more liberal, or just more accepting, than the preceding generations.

October 14, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Going to bat for gay rights evokes ERA memories

DOUG ROSS: Going to bat for gay rights evokes ERA memories

Hammond Councilman Bill Emerson persuaded his colleagues to pass a resolution that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity. If you think that sounds like a no-brainer, think again.

July 25, 2013 4:07 pm Related
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