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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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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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U.S. Supreme Court preserves prayer at government meetings

U.S. Supreme Court preserves prayer at government meetings

INDIANAPOLIS | The Hammond City Council likely will again debate the merits of opening its sessions with prayer after a sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that prayer at local government meetings is constitutionally permissible, even if those prayers regularly favor one religion…

May 05, 2014 5:00 pm Related
Indiana Supreme Court limits right of defendants to confront witnesses

Indiana Supreme Court limits right of defendants to confront witnesses

INDIANAPOLIS | A criminal defendant is not entitled to question in court every person who has handled the evidence used against the defendant, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled.

December 25, 2013 10:45 pm Related
Indiana sues feds to halt Obamacare employer mandate

Indiana sues feds to halt Obamacare employer mandate

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller is taking a second legal shot at halting a piece of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

October 08, 2013 2:00 pm Related
Obamacare funding fight might have been Mourdock's moment

Obamacare funding fight might have been Mourdock's moment

INDIANAPOLIS | Had a few thousand votes gone a different way last year, an Indiana senator likely would be standing side-by-side with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in his quixotic effort to defund Obamacare.

September 30, 2013 4:30 am
Mental illness finding wins death row inmate additional appeal

Mental illness finding wins death row inmate additional appeal

INDIANAPOLIS | A death row inmate at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City has won the chance to argue he's become too mentally ill in prison to be executed.

September 04, 2013 3:33 pm Related
Zoeller, Obama unlikely allies in government prayer lawsuit

Zoeller, Obama unlikely allies in government prayer lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS | It's often said that politics makes strange bedfellows, and it doesn't get much stranger than the powers coming together defending the ability of governments to open their meetings with prayer.

August 08, 2013 5:30 pm Related
Zoeller asks Supreme Court to preserve prayer at government meetings

Zoeller asks Supreme Court to preserve prayer at government meetings

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana and 22 other states asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to overturn a federal appellate court ruling that prohibited a New York town from beginning its monthly council meetings with a consistently Christian prayer.

August 02, 2013 4:02 pm Related

Ind. Chamber of Commerce staying mum on marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's most powerful business organization is planning to sit out the expected 2014 battle over whether to add Indiana's existing ban on gay marriage and civil unions to the state Constitution.

July 29, 2013 3:32 pm
Pence social media policy discourages debate

Pence social media policy discourages debate

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has adopted a social media policy for his official Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts, following a June incident where his staff was caught scrubbing comments from Hoosiers that disagreed with the Republican governor's opposition to gay marriage.

July 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Penalties await gay couples trying to marry in Indiana

Penalties await gay couples trying to marry in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS | A same-sex couple applying for a marriage license in Indiana, where gay marriage is expressly prohibited by law, could face up to three years in prison for submitting the application to their county clerk -- even if it's denied.

July 06, 2013 11:00 pm
Pence admits scrubbing gay marriage Facebook posts

Pence admits scrubbing gay marriage Facebook posts

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has confirmed his staff deleted from his official Facebook page comments from Hoosiers opposing the Republican's call to add Indiana's ban on gay marriage to the state constitution.

June 28, 2013 7:45 pm Related

In wake of rulings, gay marriage battle looms in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is poised to become the front line in a state-by-state war over the definition of marriage following Wednesday's gay rights rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 26, 2013 3:45 pm

Indiana lawmakers to keep starting meetings with prayer

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican leaders controlling the Indiana House and Senate schedules will continue starting legislative session days with a prayer, even as the U.S. Supreme Court reviews the constitutionality of the practice.

June 16, 2013 6:45 pm
Prayer case set for U.S. Supreme Court similar to Ind. House dispute

Prayer case set for U.S. Supreme Court similar to Ind. House dispute

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller believes Indiana may play a key role in a national question of religion and government whose answer is certain to divide an already fractured country.

May 20, 2013 6:20 pm Related
Top Democrat condemns GOP 'punting' to expand Medicaid eligibility

Top Democrat condemns GOP 'punting' to expand Medicaid eligibility

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, is only half-joking when he describes a new law permitting the sale of uninspected frozen rabbit meat at roadside stands as the jobs bill of the just-concluded 2013 legislative session.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Study: Medicaid expansion worth $3.4B to Indiana economy, 30,000 jobs

Study: Medicaid expansion worth $3.4B to Indiana economy, 30,000 jobs

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Hospital Association called on state lawmakers Monday to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act after a study showed expansion would provide the state $3.4 billion in added economic activity and support 30,000 jobs.

February 11, 2013 4:45 pm Related

Pelath demands debate on Medicaid expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, lashed out Friday at top legislative Republicans for not taking steps to decide whether Indiana should expand its Medicaid program under the new federal health law. 

February 08, 2013 7:00 pm Related

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Legislature won't act on marriage amendment this year

Legislature won't act on marriage amendment this year

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly will wait until next year to decide whether to send a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions to voters for ratification.

February 07, 2013 12:41 pm
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