Indiana is the 19th U.S. state, admitted to the Union on December 11, 1816. Its capital and most populous city is Indianapolis.
LGBT Rights in Indiana: By statute, Indiana only recognizes marriages between a man and a woman and denies recognition to other forms of same-sex unions. Annual attempts to adopt a constitutional amendment have failed since 2004. Indiana law does not address discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation. Indiana has no hate crimes statute. Indiana statutes permit single LGBT persons to adopt. The state Court of Appeals ruled in 2006 that unmarried couples, including same-sex couples, may adopt as well.
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The Indiana state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill designed to allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to refuse services for same-sex weddings because of religious beliefs.
A GOP-led Senate committee pushed through a contentious proposal critics say would allow people and businesses to cite their religious beliefs in refusing services for same-sex weddings. [...]
Indiana’s birth certificates discriminate against gay married couples and their children because they don’t account for both spouses being the same gender, a federal lawsuit filed Friday says.
Indiana business leaders differed with Gov. Mike Pence and some clergy on a proposed law that supporters say would protect people and businesses from having to take part in same-sex weddings and other activities they find objectionable because of religious beliefs. [...]
A terminally ill woman whose desire to have her same-sex marriage recognized by Indiana before she died helped galvanize efforts to overturn the state's gay marriage ban has lost her battle with cancer.
More than half of the marriage licenses that an eastern Indiana county issued to same-sex couples last year went to residents of Ohio, which the county borders.
A Knights of Columbus Council in southern Indiana has reversed course and will allow a wedding reception for a same-sex couple after previously refusing to host the event at its venue. [...]
The legislation, which would allow small businesses to refuse services to same-sex couples, has been widely expected ever since Indiana's same-sex marriage ban was struck down in June. [...]
Seven people were killed and nearly 100 were injured when an Indiana State Fair stage collapsed in August 2011, including Chicago gay rights activist Christina Santiago. [...]
The lawsuit contends the North Putnam Community School Corp. in Bainbridge, Ind., is violating the First Amendment rights of the Gay-Straight Alliance and the students who are now members. [...]