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Indiana governor Mike Pence defiant on religious objections law in re-election campaign launch

Friday, June 19, 2015
Protestors against Indiana Gov. Mike Pence gather outside where Pence will formally announce his reelection campaign in Indianapolis, Thursday, June 18, 2015.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence launched his re-election campaign Thursday night by taking a defiant stance against critics of the state's new religious objections law that battered his image as a national star among conservatives. ...

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Poll: Pence’s re-election on the ropes because of anti-LGBT legislation

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
A new poll reveals Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s deeply damaged political reputation continues to decline over two months after signing into law an anti-LGBT “religious refusal” bill. ...

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South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg says in essay that he’s gay

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Pete Buttigieg
The first-term Democratic mayor writes in an essay published Tuesday in the South Bend Tribune that he was well into adulthood “before I was prepared to acknowledge the simple fact that I am gay.” ...

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Thousands attend Indianapolis LGBT pride following stinging debate over anti-gay law

Sunday, June 14, 2015
Parade participants toss out candy as part of Circle City Pride activities in Indianapolis, Saturday, June 13, 2015.
Tens of thousands of people converged Saturday on Indianapolis for an annual parade celebrating the LGBT community only months after a stinging debate over Indiana's new religious objections law. ...

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Pence pens Indy Pride ‘welcome letter’ without mentioning festival or LGBT community

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
Pence's letter never refers to the Pride Festival or the diverse community the 9-day event that begins Friday will attract, mentioning instead local attractions, including restaurants and theaters, visitors might patronize. ...

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Proposal for ‘Straight Pride’ club at Indiana high school raises concerns

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Bloomington High School North in Bloomington, Inc.
Educators and parents in southern Indiana are calling for more training and awareness of the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students after a high school's failed attempt to establish a "Straight Pride" club. ...

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Elkhart, Ind., mayor proposes adding protections for LGBT residents

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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The proposal submitted by Mayor Dick Moore would add protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. ...

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Fallout over Indiana religious objections law spurs local ordinances

Saturday, May 2, 2015
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More than a dozen Indiana communities have adopted ordinances to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. ...

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Indiana GOP rejects extending civil rights protections to LGBT residents

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Indiana state capitol in Indianapolis.
Republicans in the Indiana House have turned aside an attempt to extend protections for LGBT residents under the state's non-discrimination laws in response to the uproar over the new religious objections law. ...

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Indiana hires PR firm to help repair damage from religious objections law flap

Monday, April 13, 2015
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Indiana's economic and tourism development agencies hired a public relations firm Monday to repair the damage to the state's reputation from a religious objections law that raised the specter of discrimination against LGBT individuals and others. ...

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