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Zoeller requests Supreme Court review of marriage ruling

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller asked the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to hear his appeal of lower court decisions declaring unconstitutional Indiana's prohibition on same-sex marriage and its refusal to recognize gay marriages performed elsewhere.

September 09, 2014 3:30 pm Related
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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Indiana turnout not affected by voter ID requirement

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's nearly decade-long experiment requiring voters produce photo identification to obtain a ballot likely isn't to blame for the state's lackluster voter turnout.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm
Judge OKs Indiana fight against health insurance subsidies

Judge OKs Indiana fight against health insurance subsidies

INDIANAPOLIS | More than 110,000 Hoosiers are at risk of losing federal subsidies used to purchase private health insurance after a federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Republican Gov. Mike Pence and Attorney General Greg Zoeller seeking to prohibit that assistance.

August 13, 2014 11:20 am Related
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
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
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