Indianapolis is the capital city of the U.S. state of Indiana, and also the county seat of Marion County. As of the 2010 census, the city’s population is 829,718. It is the 12th largest city in the United States.

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Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler

Lambda Legal seeks marriage recognition for terminally ill Ind. woman and her wife

Monday, March 31, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- Lambda Legal on Monday asked a federal court to order the state of Indiana to recognize the marriage of a terminally ill woman and her wife. [ 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 → ]
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 → ]
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 → ]
Darron Cummings, APFreedom Indiana marriage equality supporters.

Battle for marriage equality in Ind. makes for odd political pairings

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS — The battle over amending the Indiana Constitution to ban same-sex marriage is splitting pretty clearly along ideological lines but making for some odd pairings of otherwise partisan foes. [ Read more → ]
Darnell Young

Gay Ind. teen settles bullying lawsuit against school district for $65,000

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- An openly gay Indianapolis teenager who was expelled for bringing a stun gun to school to protect himself from bullies has agreed to settle his lawsuit against Indianapolis Public Schools for $65,000. [ Read more → ]
Darnell Young

Gay teen files lawsuit against school for failing to protect him from bullies

Sunday, September 2, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- An openly gay Indiana teen, who was expelled from school earlier this year because he brought a stun gun to school to ward off bullies, has filed a lawsuit claiming the school district did nothing to prevent the “relentless, severe harassment.” [ Read more → ]

Indianapolis City-County Council approves domestic partner benefits

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Indianapolis City-County Council has approved an ordinance to provide health-care benefits to the domestic partners of city employees. [ Read more → ]

Indy gay bar owner claims alleged drive-by shooting a ‘hate crime’

Monday, July 23, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, Inc. -- The owner of a gay bar in Indianapolis said he is certain that a blown out window at his establishment is more than a random act of violence, he thinks it may be a hate crime. [ Read more → ]
Darnell Young

Bullied gay teen expelled for defending himself with stun gun

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- An independent arbitrator ruled Monday that an Indiana gay teen will remain expelled from Arsenal Tech High School in Indianapolis until January 7, 2013 for discharging a stun gun on school property to discourage an attack by bullies. [ Read more → ]
Darnell Young

Bullied gay teen faces expulsion after firing stun gun provided by his mom

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- An Indiana gay teen on Wednesday faced a private school district review board, an effort to expel him after he discharged a stun gun on school property to discourage an attack by school bullies. [ Read more → ]

Indiana LGBT youth group specialty license plate revoked

Friday, March 16, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles on Friday confirmed that the agency has revoked permission and sale of specialty license plates that benefit the Indiana Youth Group, an LGBT youth advocacy organization [ Read more → ]

Indiana GOP lawmakers revive effort to kill gay youth group license plates

Thursday, March 8, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Indiana GOP Lawmakers are rushing to revive a bill that targeted specialty auto license plates before the scheduled end of the legislative session on Friday. [ Read more → ]

Big night for openly LGBT candidates in state, local races across the nation

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
It was a big night for many openly gay and lesbian candidates across the nation, with several races resulting in first-time victories for openly LGBT candidates in several state and local governments. [ Read more → ]

Indiana bakery faces investigation over refusal to make rainbow cookies for gay event

Saturday, October 2, 2010
A local ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation has prompted the city of Indianapolis to launch an investigation against a bake shop for refusing to fill an order from a gay-rights group. The city is investigating whether the owner of "Just Cookies" engaged in... [ Read more → ]

Indy’s only gay bookstore to close after Christmas

Saturday, November 28, 2009
Out Word Bound, Indianapolis' only gay and lesbian bookstore, will close its doors after Christmas, reports the Indianapolis Star. "It has been a good run," owners Mary Byrne and Tammara Tracy wrote in an e-mail to customers Wednesday. For more than a decade, the downtown... [ Read more → ]
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