Indiana

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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Greg Zoeller

Ind. Attorney General fielding questions on proposed same-sex marriage ban

Saturday, December 28, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS -- The chief counsel for Indiana state officials said Friday he has been fielding a lot of questions about placing the state's gay marriage ban in the constitution. [ Read more → ]
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Court: Ind. gay marriage ban cannot invalidate marriages of transgender spouses

Monday, December 23, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's law banning same-sex marriage cannot be used to invalidate a marriage if one spouse later changes his or her gender identity, the state Court of Appeals has ruled. [ Read more → ]
Darron Cummings, APIndiana lawmakers will decide whether to ask voters to amend the constitution to ban same-sex marriage when they reconvene in January.

Same-sex marriage supporters see hope in deeply conservative Indiana

Friday, December 20, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS -- In one of the most conservative states in the nation, supporters of same-sex marriage are pondering the unthinkable: a victory, or at least not a loss. [ Read more → ]
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Indiana State University groups affirm opposition to gay marriage ban

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Indiana State University's faculty, staff and student groups have joined Indiana's growing collegiate opposition to the state's proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
University of Southern Indiana

University of Southern Indiana faculty votes to oppose Ind. gay marriage ban

Saturday, December 14, 2013
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The University of Southern Indiana's Faculty Senate has voted to oppose Indiana's proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Church flyer predicts dire consequences if Indiana gay marriage amendment fails

Friday, December 13, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS — A prominent Indiana conservative group has distributed a flyer to churches making dire predictions if a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage isn't adopted. [ Read more → ]
Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin

Ind. bishops: God is author of marriage, not within State’s power to redefine

Friday, December 13, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s six Catholic bishops have issued a pastoral letter in response to a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, asserting that the well-being of children, the family, and society are at stake. [ Read more → ]
Mary Cheney

Ind. gay marriage supporters hope for boost from Mary Cheney appearance

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS -- Opponents of placing Indiana's gay marriage ban in the state constitution are looking for a shot in the arm from the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. [ Read more → ]
Lloyd Winnecke

Republican mayor opposes Indiana same-sex marriage ban

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The Republican mayor of Evansville is joining the opposition to putting Indiana's ban on gay marriage into the state constitution. [ Read more → ]
Mary Cheney

Mary Cheney to headline Ind. fundraiser to fight proposed gay marriage ban

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS -- Mary Cheney is coming to Indianapolis to help raise money to fight a proposed amendment banning gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
Indiana

Ind. same-sex marriage battle could focus on amendment’s language

Thursday, November 21, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS -- The success of a sparsely-worded constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage on Indiana could hinge on whether lawmakers remove a key sentence expanding its reach, House and Senate Republican leaders said Tuesday. [ Read more → ]
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Purdue University Senate votes to oppose gay marriage ban

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue University Senate has approved a resolution opposing Indiana's proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Indiana State House in Indianapolis.

Ind. House speaker expects lawmakers to act on gay marriage ban in 2014 session

Monday, November 18, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma says he expects lawmakers to reach a conclusion this year on amending the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage, but hasn't decided on timetable for tackling the issue in the 2014 session. [ Read more → ]
SourceIndianapolis city and county government center.

Indianapolis city council urges defeat of proposed gay marriage ban

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis City-County Council is joining the city's Republican mayor in opposing efforts to write Indiana's ban on gay marriage into the state constitution. [ Read more → ]
Ball-State-University

Ball State Senate urged to oppose state constitutional ban on gay marriage

Monday, November 11, 2013
MUNCIE, Ind. — Ball State University faculty members are urging the school's Senate to recommend that the university join a bipartisan coalition fighting to prevent Indiana's gay marriage ban from being amended into the state constitution. [ Read more → ]
Indiana state capitol in Indianapolis.

Northern Ind. tea party group wants state constitutional ban on gay marriage

Sunday, November 10, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS -- The opposing sides in Indiana's same-sex marriage battle continued lining up supporters Wednesday ahead of the 2014 legislative session. [ Read more → ]
Greg Ballard

Indy mayor joins campaign against proposed gay marriage ban

Saturday, November 9, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS -— Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is joining the campaign against writing Indiana's gay marriage ban into the state constitution. [ Read more → ]
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Illinois approval of same-sex marriage could influence proposed ban in Indiana

Friday, November 8, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS — Opponents of a push to amend Indiana's constitution to ban same-sex marriage say Illinois lawmakers' approval of marriage equality is a big victory that could help their cause. [ Read more → ]
East College at DePauw University.

Two more Indiana colleges oppose constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

Monday, November 4, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS -- The battle over an effort to place Indiana's ban on gay marriage in the state constitution has picked up two new opponents. [ Read more → ]
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Same-sex marriage debate draws in higher education leaders

Sunday, November 3, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS -- In the Indiana higher education community, a world meant to promote free thinking and debate, a seemingly lower-level question of how university officials weigh in on hot-button issues is being pondered. Indiana University President Michael McRobbie took the unusual step last week of... [ Read more → ]
FileMembers of the Indiana National Guard Honor Guard.

Ind. National Guard says it’s processing benefits for same-sex couples

Friday, November 1, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana National Guard announced Friday that it's been processing benefits for same-sex couples since the start of October, after U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel issued a warning to states that have been denying the benefits. [ Read more → ]
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Ind. court: Law unclear on custody issues of children of same-sex parents

Friday, November 1, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Court of Appeals wants the Legislature to update state laws to address custody issues regarding children of same-sex and other non-traditional families. [ Read more → ]
purdue

Purdue University declines to take sides in Ind. same-sex marriage debate

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University isn't taking sides in the fight over a proposed state constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriages. [ Read more → ]
Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.

Indiana University joins fight against proposed same-sex marriage ban

Monday, October 28, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University has joined a bipartisan campaign fighting a proposed state constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriages. [ Read more → ]
Indianapolis, Ind.

Indianapolis chamber of commerce opposes gay marriage ban

Friday, October 25, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS — Efforts to defeat an upcoming bid by Indiana lawmakers to add a same-sex marriage ban to the state constitution received a major boost this week when the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce said it will oppose the ban. [ Read more → ]
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