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Indiana GOP Lawmakers Kill Controversial LGB Rights Bill That Excluded Transgender Hoosiers

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Republican lawmakers in the Indiana senate have killed a civil rights bill that would have offered non-discrimination protections to gay, lesbian and bisexual Hoosiers. The bill, however, would not have provided protections for the state’s tran… Read The post Indiana GOP Lawmakers Kill Controversial LGB Rights Bill That Excluded Transgender Hoosiers appeared first on Towleroad.

Indiana GOP’s ‘Heartbeat Act’ Would Ban Abortion at Six Weeks

Indiana has a 20-week abortion ban, but this proposed bill would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually at six weeks' gestation. Image: Shutterstock The post Indiana GOP’s ‘Heartbeat Act’ Would Ban Abortion at Six Weeks appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Indiana GOP Candidate Will Date Us But Won't Vote to Protect Us

A Republican running for City Council in Goshen, Ind., has confirmed a report that he has a profile on Adam4Adam.com and used it to connect with gay men — but he opposes LGBT-inclusive antidiscrimination protections just the same. “I...Show More Summary

Indiana GOP denies 'sneak attack' bill alleged by LGBT rights foe

Republican leaders on Thursday forcefully denied a "sneak attack" to expand civil rights protections for gays and lesbians, responding to a new video by a prominent LGBT rights opponent that cryptically suggests lawmakers may try to enact legislation next month that would harm "the children of...

Indiana GOP Leader, a Champion of “Family Values,” Resigns After Blasting Out Sexually Explicit Video

We should be used to politicians hell-bent on "protecting the institution of marriage" doing things that make them and their positions look utterly foolish. Think Newt Gingrich's three divorces, or the the bigoted Missouri GOP leader...Show More Summary

Indiana GOP’s House Leader Resigns After Texting Sexually Explicit Video of Himself Cheating on Wife to Everyone on his “Contacts” List

The family-values friendly Jud McMillin claimed his phone was "stolen in Canada," but resigned in disgrace anyway. The controversial House Majority Leader in Indiana — he cosponsored the state’s “religious freedom” law — resigned suddenly...Show More Summary

Indiana GOP Rep. Resigns Over Sex Video Sent Via Mass Text, Blames Canada

Indiana State Rep. Jud McMillin resigned Tuesday after a sexually explicit video was sent in a mass text from his cell phone—which he claims was stolen in Canada. [ more › ]

Morning Digest: Another blow for Mike Pence: His Democratic challenger outraises him

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Indiana GOP Gov. Mike Pence Leading Off: • IN-Gov: In an unexpected bit of news, former state House Speaker John Gregg managed to raised more money than GOP Gov. Mike Pence in the first six months of the year, $1.76 million to $1.63 million. Show More Summary

INDIANA: GOP Indianapolis Mayor Serves As Grand Marshal For Pride Parade

8 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

At the height of Indiana's ugly RFRA battle, it was GOP Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard who stepped forward as the bill's most prominent opponent. Yesterday he served as grand marshal of Indy Pride.

Hey Indiana GOP: You Can’t “Fix” the RFRA

Indiana Republicans, hoping to shutdown the national firestorm of controversy over their state’s newly enacted Religious Freedom Restoration Act, are moving to amend the law. But here’s the problem: their proposed “fix” plays right into the arguments of the law’s opponents. Show More Summary

INDIANA: GOP Lawmakers Add LGBT Non-Discrimination Language To RFRA

10 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Indianapolis Star: Indiana Republicans said Thursday morning that they are presenting an addition to the controversial RFRA legislation that will make it clear no one will "be able to discriminate against anyone at any time."...Show More Summary

INDIANA: GOP Legislators Propose RFRA Deal With Limited LGBT Protections

10 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Indiana GOP leaders are vetting a proposed RFRA change that would clarify that private businesses may not discriminate against LGBT citizens on the basis of religious beliefs. Via the Indianapolis Star: A copy of the language obtained by The Indianapolis Star was being presented to Gov. Show More Summary

INDIANA: GOP Indy Mayor Calls For LGBT Rights, GOP Reps Work To "Fix" Bill

10 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

GOP Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard today called for statewide LGBT anti-discrimination protections. Ballard said Monday he is issuing an executive order that anyone who receives money from the city must abide by its human rights ordinance. Show More Summary

Indiana GOP Shocked - SHOCKED - People Think 'Religious Freedom' Law Is Anti-Gay

Spoiler, for those not aware of how the GOP operates: they're not really shocked. They knew exactly what they were doing. In some circles, this tactic is known as "lying." WASHINGTON -- Indiana's Republican leaders said they were shocked, confused and completely caught off-guard by the backlash to their new...

Indiana GOP Leaders Scramble to 'Clarify' Discriminatory 'Religious Freedom' Law, Democrats Call for Full Repeal: VIDEO

10 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

At a press conference Monday, Indiana's GOP leaders attempted to calm the growing backlash against the state over its new "religious freedom" law, CNN reports: Republicans David Long (above left) and Brian Bosma (above right), the state legislature's senate president...

Indiana GOP Leaders Say They're Totally Shocked 'Religious Freedom' Law Is Seen As Anti-Gay

10 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Indiana's Republican leaders said they were shocked, confused and completely caught off-guard by the backlash to their new "religious freedom" law, telling reporters Monday that they had not expected criticism calling the...Show More Summary

WATCH: Indiana GOP leader admits ‘No Gays Allowed’ sign would be legal in most of the state

10 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A Republican leader in Indiana admitted Monday that discriminating against LGBT people was legal in most of the state — but not because of a new “religious freedom” law. Facing a growing backlash, Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) and House Speaker Brian Bosma...

Will Indiana Republicans Have Another Barnburner US Senate Primary in 2016?

The last two election cycles with a race for the upper legislative chamber have produced rare meaningful primary races for the Indiana GOP.

Coats Of (Up In) Arms

Apparently Indiana GOP Sen. Dan Coats is not running in 2016, meaning there’s an open seat in a Midwest state where Democrats can win a statewide race (the Hoosier State’s other senator is Democrat Joe Donnelly).  That’s the good news. “Today I am announcing that I will not seek re-election to the United States Senate,” [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

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