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Appeals court to stick with 3-judge panel for marriage, denies ‘en banc’ review

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals court has denied the state’s request that all 10 of its judges consider the constitutionality of the state’s marriage law. Instead, the court will move forward with previously scheduled oral arguments on Aug. 26 before an appeals panel of three judges. They will review […]

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Abortion rate fell again last year

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The abortion rate fell statewide in Indiana for a fifth consecutive year. Last year, 8,027 abortions were performed, an 8.9 percent drop since 2012 and the lowest number of pregnancies terminated in Indiana since 1975. The numbers are down more than 50 percent drop since the state’s all-time high […]

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Convenience stores to appeal cold beer rulings

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Convenience store owners announced Tuesday they will appeal state and federal court rulings that upheld a state law limiting cold beer sales to liquor stores. “Hoosiers are tired of paying the surcharges that apply to cold beer and are sick of having limited choices of where to buy cold […]

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Appeals Court to hear marriage arguments on Aug. 13

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A federal appeals court announced Monday that a three-judge panel will hear oral arguments in Indiana’s marriage case at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 13. The state is appealing a federal judge’s decision that struck down an Indiana law defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The […]

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Federal court strikes law dictating who can officiate marriages in Indiana

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Indiana can’t prevent officials from The Humanist Society from conducting marriages in the state and urged lawmakers to allow notaries to do so as well. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit declared Indiana’s law limiting who […]

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Zoeller asks full appeals court to consider marriage law

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has asked a federal appeals court to skip a three-judge review of the state’s marriage law and go straight to a full court hearing. The attorney general’s office filed the motion Friday with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, which is reviewing a district […]

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State government won’t recognize same-sex marriages

By Allie Nash TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Same-sex marriages that were officiated during the three day period when a judge said they were legal in Indiana will no longer be recognized as legal unions by the executive branch. Gov. Mike Pence’s general counsel sent a memo to state agencies Monday that requires all government departments to […]

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Zoeller: Validity of same-sex marriages – save one – remain ‘undetermined’

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The attorney general said Tuesday that he has not decided if same-sex marriages performed last week are valid or not. “The validity is undetermined and such issues might have to be determined by a court later,” said Attorney General Greg Zoeller in a statement. The 7th Circuit Court of […]

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Donnelly, Petraeus seek to help soldiers with financial issues

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly brought Holly Petraeus – who advocates for service members – to Indianapolis to tell members of the Indiana National Guard they are not alone as they face financial challenges in their lives. The pair met with groups of veteran service officers, local citizens, and with […]

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Appeals court stops same sex marriages in Indiana

By Lesley Weidenbener and Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday night stopped county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a move that throws hundreds of unions performed over the past few days into limbo. The court – at the request of Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller – […]

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