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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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Indiana convention’s CEO calls for broader LGBT protections

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Michael Ray watches a game being plays in the hallway of the Gen Con gaming convention in Indianapolis
The CEO of a massive gamers' convention that is "shopping the show" to other cities and could relocate if lawmakers don't expand protections for gays and lesbians. ...

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Indiana County Clerk fired for opposing gay marriage

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Lawsuit alleges that County Clerk Sally Whitis told employees they were "only doing the paperwork and not performing their ceremony."
Linda G. Summers says she is a Christian with a "sincerely held religious belief" against gay marriage. ...

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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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LGBT rights rally goes to Indianapolis NCAA Final Four site

Sunday, April 5, 2015
Opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, march outside Lucas Oil Stadium, site of the NCAA Final Four, in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 4, 2015 to push for a state law that specifically bars discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Hundreds of people calling for Indiana to add protections for gays and transgender individuals to the state's civil-rights laws marched through downtown Indianapolis Saturday, attracting the attention basketball fans attending the NCAA Final Four, some of whom offered the protesters ...

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Angie’s List rejects changes to Indiana religious freedom law as ‘insufficient’

Thursday, April 2, 2015
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Angie's List, which last week halted a $40 million expansion in Indianapolis, has become the first major local company to reject the deal hammered out by Indiana legislators to "fix" the state's widely criticized religious freedom law. ...

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Connecticut governor: Move women’s 2016 Final Four out of Indiana unless law changes

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn.)
Connecticut's governor and UConn's athletic director called on the NCAA on Monday to consider moving next year's Women's Final Four out of Indianapolis unless changes are made to Indiana's new religious-objections law. ...

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Indianapolis Star blasts Pence, lawmakers: ‘FIX THIS NOW’

Monday, March 30, 2015
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"The consequences will only get worse if our state leaders delay in fixing the deep mess created. Half steps will not be enough. Half steps will not undo the damage." ...

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Church says it will ‘reconsider’ Indianapolis convention if governor signs anti-LGBT bill

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Indianapolis, Ind.
Leaders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) wrote Wednesday to Gov. Mike Pence urging him to veto the proposed "religious freedom" bill that critics say would legalize discrimination against LGBT people. ...

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Indiana plans religious freedom bill that would allow anti‑gay discrimination

Friday, December 26, 2014
Indiana state capitol in Indianapolis.
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. ...

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