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Marriage equality supporters rally in Ind. ahead of appeals court hearing

| Monday, August 25, 2014
Henry Greene, left, is joined by his husband Glenn Funkhouser, right, and their son Casey Greene as he spoke at a rally for gay couples in Indianapolis, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 that are part of a court hearing on the challenge to Indiana's same-sex marriage ban. Nearly 100 supporters gathered at the City Market in downtown Indianapolis to see off some of the plaintiffs as they left to attend legal arguments before a federal appeals court on Tuesday.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Gay couples heading to Chicago to challenge Indiana's same-sex marriage ban told supporters Monday that they believe they are on the right side of history. Nearly 100 supporters at a rally sponsored by Hoosiers Unite for Marriage gathered at the City Market in downtown Indianapolis to wave off the four couples as they left to attend legal arguments before...

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Ind. governor struggles to find footing on one key issue: marriage equality

| Sunday, August 24, 2014
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
INDIANAPOLIS -- For someone who built his name as a stalwart of social and religious conservatism during a dozen years in Washington, Gov. Mike Pence has struggled to find his footing on one key issue: same-sex marriage. Earlier this summer, he made a surprising request to be removed as a party in a gay marriage lawsuit, with the argument that he could not enforce...

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Judge blasts Ind. governor for contradicting himself on gay marriage

| Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
INDIANAPOLIS -- A federal judge says Indiana Gov. Mike Pence contradicted himself on same-sex marriage, telling the court he had no power to enforce Indiana's gay marriage ban but then directing executive agencies about how to proceed after court rulings on the subject. U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex ...

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Judge says Ind. must honor other states’ same-sex marriages

| Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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INDIANAPOLIS -- A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but says the ruling doesn't take effect until the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the issue. U.S. District Judge Richard Young decided Indiana must recognize the marriage of Michelle and Shannon Bowling of Indianapolis, who were married in ...

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Ind. asks federal appeals court to overturn same-sex marriage ruling

| Monday, August 11, 2014
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Attorneys who want a federal appeals court to overrule a judge who threw out Indiana's same-sex marriage ban say there's no constitutional right to marry a person of the same sex. The Indiana attorney general's office on Monday filed its final brief with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, repeating its argument that traditional marriage is in the interest of the state.

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More than 100 first responders file brief supporting marriage equality in Indiana

| Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Indiana State Police, firefighters and EMS workers at the scene of a fatal accident on an Indiana highway in 2011.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Dozens of Indiana firefighters, police officers and emergency medical workers say a federal appeals court should uphold same-sex marriage in Indiana and Wisconsin for the sake of the families of gay first responders, a spokeswoman said Monday. More than 100 first responders have signed a legal brief that will be filed Tuesday with the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals, said spokeswoman Jennifer Wagner of an advocacy group called Hoosiers Unite for Marriage.

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Briefs piling up from same-sex marriage opponents in Ind., Wis. appeals

| Thursday, July 24, 2014
Kem Highfill, left, and Richard Rehm fill out their marriage license at county clerks office Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Madison, Wis. On Friday a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Opponents of same-sex marriage cited political theory, social stability and even biblical text in legal briefs filed this week in federal court, where Indiana and Wisconsin are appealing rulings that overthrew their bans on gay weddings. At least 20 briefs have been filed in the case that's currently before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, including...

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Ind. plaintiffs object to full-court hearing on same-sex marriage ruling

| Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Attorneys on either side of a lawsuit over Indiana's overthrown same-sex marriage ban are wrangling over how many federal judges should hear the state's appeal, a technical issue that could make a big difference. Those representing gay couples who want the ban overturned permanently – the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, ...

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Ind. AG wants entire 7th Circuit to determine fate of same-sex marriage ban

| Saturday, July 12, 2014
Attorney General Greg Zoeller (R-Ind.)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana's attorney general wants more than three appellate judges to decide the fate of the state's same-sex marriage ban. The office says in a statement issued Saturday that it filed a motion late Friday asking the entire 10-judge 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear Indiana's appeal of a judge's order that struck down the ban.

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Appeals court joins, fast tracks Indiana, Wisconsin same-sex marriage cases

| Friday, July 11, 2014
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CHICAGO -- A federal appeals court has combined Indiana and Wisconsin's gay marriage cases and put them on the fast track. The move Friday by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago comes a day after Wisconsin's attorney general filed a notice of appeal of a federal judge's ruling last month striking down that state's ban on same-sex marriages.

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