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Commentary: A day it rained

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Commentary: A day it rained

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – It rained the day we wed. Twenty years ago, we planned to exchange our vows outside in a park. But the skies opened and an early summer rain fell, like a blessing, so we moved the ceremony to the tent where we had planned to have the reception. The […]

Commentary: When we walked in fields of gold….

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Commentary: When we walked in fields of gold….

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com WEST CORNWALL, Connecticut – We stand in a circle in a field of ankle-high grass, an urn filled with ashes at our feet and tell stories about a man we love. Linked by blood and marriage, we’re saying goodbye to George, who was father, grandfather, brother and father-in-law. The tears flow […]

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Appeals Court rules former DOC employee can marry inmate

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. Court of Appeals has reversed a ruling that prevented a former Indiana Department of Corrections worker to marry an inmate. The American Civil Liberties Union brought the case on behalf of Rebecca Riker, former employee of an Indiana Department of Corrections at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in […]

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Small group of LGBT activists speak out as RFRA goes into effect

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A handful of people showed up in the Statehouse rotunda on Wednesday to continue protesting the Religious Freedom Restoration Act – a law that went into effect the same day. Their message? That the fight for equality for lesbian gay bisexual and transgender groups will still carry on. Members […]

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Man fights all the way to US Supreme Court to protect his marriage

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A man at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case about marriage equality spoke Friday in Indianapolis, saying he is honoring his late husband with his fight to legalize their union. “When my husband John died, I never thought I would have to fight all the way to […]

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Senate sends House a bill to study marriage

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers would undertake a study on marriage and whether state laws can help strengthen it under legislation the Senate passed on Tuesday. Senate Bill 564, authored by Sen. Joseph Zakas, R-Granger, originally would have required some copules to wait longer to finalize a divorce. But as amended in a […]

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Bill to lengthen divorce goes to study committee instead

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation that would have lengthened the waiting period for some divorces will go to a study committee for a more in depth look this summer under changes a committee approved Monday. The Senate Family and Children Committee voted to strip Senate Bill 564 of its original language, which would have […]

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Bill would lengthen waiting period for most divorces

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A state senator wants to try to preserve the institution of marriage by lengthening the time some couples must wait to get divorced. Joseph Zakas, R-Granger, presented his Senate Bill 564 to the Family and Children Committee on Thursday but asked the group to postpone a vote to allow […]

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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: Gay marriage now legal in Indiana, high court opts not to review lower court decision

Gay marriage now legal in Indiana from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Hannah Troyer & Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gay marriage is now legal in Indiana. The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Indiana and four other states, a move that leaves in place lower court rulings that legalize same-sex unions. Those rulings […]

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