Via the Associated Press: Indiana would break from an Internal Revenue Service policy recognizing same-sex marriage for tax purposes if a late-session change becomes law. The Senate on Monday approved adding the language to another tax bill. Show More Summary
Indiana GOP House Rep. Eric Turner, whose marriage ban failed last week, now wants to make it legal for state contractors to discriminate against LGBT employees. His bill Via the Indianapolis Star: Some state contractors would be allowed...Show More Summary
GOP Indiana state Sen. Mike Delph held a press conference today to announce that he will today try to resurrect the old wording during today's final vote on a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. And if that doesn't happen, he will vote against the new wording in protest. Show More Summary
Via the Indianapolis Star: In a highly unusual move, Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma today moved a controversial same-sex marriage ban to a new committee after the measure stalled in a previous committee. Bosma said the proposed amendment...Show More Summary
Indiana already has a law banning marriage, complete with criminal penalties for pastors who perform same-sex rites, but that's not good enough for state Republicans. Prodded by right-wing religious groups such as the good ChristianShow More Summary
While open to possibly taking out language that also bans civil unions, Republicans in the Indiana legislature are vowing to further connect their party to the wrong side of the marriage issue: Despite calls from Democrat legislative leaders to shelve...
Last month, Indiana Republicans proposed a measure intended to shut down a Planned Parenthood clinic in the state. The original SB 371 legislation also contained a clause that would have required women taking the RU-486 abortion pill to undergo two invasive transvaginal probes — one before taking the pill, and one after. But ever since [...]
The Indiana senate advanced a measure on Tuesday to require all women to undergo an unnecessary, and potentially invasive, ultrasound procedure before taking the RU-486 abortion pill. The original version of the bill actually mandated two tranvaginal ultrasounds — before and after women took the pill. Yesterday, before the Senate vote, GOP lawmakers agreed to [...]
Indiana lawmakers sparked controversy last week when they proposed a forced ultrasound bill that would go even further than similar measures in states across the country: it would require women to undergo two potentially invasive ultrasounds, both before and after taking the RU-486 abortion pill. State lawmakers are now walking that back, conceding that the [...]
Indiana Republicans pushing new transvaginal ultrasound mandate bill....
Republicans in Indiana are not happy with a bill that mandates an invasive transvaginal ultrasound procedure before a woman would be allowed to have an abortion. They're not happy because they want the woman to be forced to undergo TWO...Show More Summary
You’d be forgiven for having not heard of Agenda 21. Developed at a summit in Brazil in 1992 with support from President George H.W. Bush, Agenda 21 is a series of non-binding UN recommendations for ensuring that economic growth does not undermine the environment. The agreement aims to encourage “international cooperation to accelerate sustainable development [...]
Indiana GOP state Rep. Eric Turner says he will introduce a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in the new session. A GOP-sponsored bill has already been introduced in the Indiana state Senate. However state GOP leaders say they will move slowly as the nation awaits the rulings by the U.S. Show More Summary
Indiana GOP state Rep. Dennis Kruse has introduced a bill that requires public schools to force students to recite The Lord's Prayer. The chairman of the Senate education committee, who last year unsuccessfully sought the teaching of creationism in schools, now wants public schools to have the option of beginning each day with the Lord’s Prayer. Show More Summary
Marriage equality's electoral wins in this month's election haven't deterred Indiana State Rep. Eric Turner and his GOP allies from their anti-gay marriage mission. 1010 WCSI reports that Turner plans on moving forward with a proposed amendment that would amend...
Indiana Republican Richard Mourdock, whose candidacy lost traction after he said pregnancy resulting from rape was “something God intended to happen,” has lost his bid for the U.S. Senate to Democrat Joe Donnell. The Huffington Post: Mourdock,...Show More Summary
The comment earlier this summer by Senate candidate Todd Aiken (R-Mo.) about “legitimate rape” was not just astonishing to pro-life evangelicals like me but quite repugnant. And now Indiana GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock has stated...Show More Summary
KENOSHA, Wis. -- Three days after Indiana GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock sparked a firestorm for saying that pregnancies from rape are "something God intended to happen," Vice President Joe Biden linked the remark - along with another by controversial candidate by Missour …