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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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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.

September 04, 2014 6:05 pm Photos

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Supreme Court considers constitutionality of Indiana right-to-work law

Supreme Court considers constitutionality of Indiana right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | The five justices of the Indiana Supreme Court struggled during oral arguments Thursday to pin down precisely how the state's right-to-work law is unconstitutional.

September 04, 2014 10:50 am Related
Right-to-work took long journey to Supreme Court

Right-to-work took long journey to Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Thursday in Attorney General Greg Zoeller's first appeal of two Lake County judicial rulings finding the state's right-to-work law violates the Indiana Constitution.

September 03, 2014 6:30 pm Related

New court date set for same-sex marriage case

CHICAGO | A federal appeals court panel in Chicago is scheduled to hear arguments at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 26 in a lawsuit challenging Indiana's and Wisconsin's bans on same-sex marriage.

July 27, 2014 8:30 pm

New lawsuits in fight over cold beer sales

INDIANAPOLIS | A coalition of Indiana convenience stores and gas stations is heading back to court hoping to overturn a state law that gives package liquor stores the exclusive right to sell cold beer.

July 15, 2014 5:30 pm
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.

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Delegates aiming at December finish for rules

Delegates aiming at December finish for rules

INDIANAPOLIS | The Assembly of State Legislatures concluded its work at the Indiana Statehouse on Friday, having tasted the difficulty of getting different states to agree on even minor matters, but still optimistic about the prospects for a future Convention of the States.

June 13, 2014 2:30 pm Related
Delegates begin planning for changes to U.S. Constitution

Delegates begin planning for changes to U.S. Constitution

INDIANAPOLIS | Representatives and senators from 29 states met Thursday in the Indiana Statehouse to begin planning for the first state-led revisions to the U.S. Constitution since the nation's fundamental governing document was enacted in 1789.

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Dem to help plan state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

Dem to help plan state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana lawmaker will participate this week in a planning session for a future Convention of the States that could bypass Congress and make changes to the U.S. Constitution if a supermajority of states approve.

June 08, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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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.

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Coats had front-row seat to two U.S. Supreme Court nominations

Coats had front-row seat to two U.S. Supreme Court nominations

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers today know Dan Coats as their U.S. senator, but nine years ago his informal title was far more exotic — Sherpa.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Supreme Court rejects M'ville killer's tainted jury claim

Supreme Court rejects M'ville killer's tainted jury claim

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court rejected the tainted-jury claim of a Merrillville man convicted of murder in 2012 after stabbing a patron at Hammond's Copper Penny bar, and ruled he's not entitled to a new trial.

May 11, 2014 11:30 pm Related
Indiana to host planning for state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

Indiana to host planning for state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislative leaders in all 50 states have been asked to send delegates to Indianapolis for a second discussion on the state-led process for crafting amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and to begin shaping the rules and procedures a Convention of the States that would follow.

May 03, 2014 5:45 pm Related

Zoeller favors major changes to U.S. Senate elections

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers never again would vote in a primary election for U.S. Senate candidates if the decision were up to Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller.

April 27, 2014 7:00 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
High school students compete for American Legion scholarships

High school students compete for American Legion scholarships

MUNSTER | American Legion First District, comprised of Lake County posts, recently held its 77th annual High School Oratorical competition and scholarship program at Munster High School. Open to all high school students, contestants deliver an 8- to 10-minute speech on some aspect of the U.S…

March 03, 2014 12:00 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

Zoeller vows to defend Indiana marriage laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Don't look for Indiana Republican Greg Zoeller to join the growing number of attorneys general refusing to defend their states' laws prohibiting same-sex marriage and denying recognition of valid gay marriages performed elsewhere.

February 22, 2014 7:00 pm
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