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Will traditional marriage remain a part of the state GOP platform?

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com GREENWOOD, Ind. — A new push in the state Republican Party would drop traditional marriage from the state party platform. The current platform says, “We believe that strong families, based on marriage between a man and a woman, are the foundation of society.” But when the Indiana Republican Party Platform Committee met at […]

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Same-sex marriage supporters gather in the Statehouse rotunda to celebrate SCOTUS ruling

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS– The booming sound of more than 300 people chanting “love wins” echoed through the rotunda and halls of the Statehouse just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court put an end to the same-sex marriage debate in all 50 states. “We are expecting around 100 people “Ann Buckwaltor, Freedom Indiana field […]

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Supreme Court rules same-sex couples have a right to marry

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Supreme Court handed down the decision to legalize gay marriage in all 50 states on Friday. The 5-4 ruling means same-sex couples can continue to marry in Indiana. “Today’s ruling reinforces the belief that a solid majority of Hoosiers have already expressed: that marriage equality is a […]

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It’s official: Court orders marriage licenses issued to gay couples

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – County clerks across Indiana can begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples under a mandate the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued Tuesday morning. The move comes one day after the U.S. Supreme Court opted not to consider requests from Indiana and four other states to uphold their laws banning […]

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Video & story: Federal judge overturns Indiana gay marriage ban; couples wed in Indy

Same sex couple gets married at Marion County Clerk’s office from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Paige Clark  TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A federal judge on Wednesday overturned the state’s ban on same sex marriage – effective immediately – and couples across the state rushed to get hitched in case an appeals court stepped in to stop […]

Commentary: Democrats would be smart to stay out of GOP squabbles over social issues

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Commentary: Democrats would be smart to stay out of GOP squabbles over social issues

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – On the first day of the 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly, the leader of the House Democrats made a plea. “On behalf of my caucus, I am calling for a two-year moratorium on social issues,” said House Minority Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City. “And you know what […]

Commentary: Indiana attorney general has a duty to defend state laws

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Commentary: Indiana attorney general has a duty to defend state laws

By Greg Zoeller Special to TheStatehouseFile.com “Why does the Indiana Attorney General have to be involved in the definition-of-marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court?” It’s a fair question I have been asked since the U.S. Supreme Court announced Dec. 7 it would hear two marriage-definition cases, potentially setting the stage for a landmark ruling […]

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Poll: Hoosiers oppose marriage amendment, tax cut

By Zach Osowski TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A majority of Hoosiers oppose a proposed cut in income taxes as well as a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage but support the decriminalization of marijuana, according to a new poll by Ball State University and WISH-TV. The survey, which polled more than 600 Hoosiers 18 years and […]

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Commentary: Same-sex marriage fight misses larger point about family

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana stands poised to enter into the final rounds of what could be a truly tragic fight over same-sex marriage. In 2011, the Indiana General Assembly approved an amendment to the state constitution that would ban same-sex legal unions. The process for approving constitutional amendments requires the legislature to […]

Report: 614 Indiana laws refer to marriage or family, could be affected by marriage amendment

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Report: 614 Indiana laws refer to marriage or family, could be affected by marriage amendment

By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A report researched by a group of Indiana University students finds that 614 laws in Indiana provide rights or responsibilities to Hoosiers based on marriage and family, which could make them unavailable to same-sex couples under a proposed constitutional amendment. The report – released Monday by Indiana Equality and […]

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