From the Indianapolis Star: The Indiana House voted 66-30 to alter the divisive "religious freedom" law to remove fears that it would allow businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians. The Indiana Senate voted 34-16 to OK changes to the "religious freedom" law. Show More Summary
Doug McSchooler/APThousands of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered for a protest Saturday on the lawn of the Indiana State House. INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended theShow More Summary
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A well-connected Republican political operative is the first candidate to formally jump into the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana. Former Indiana Republican Party chairman Eric Holcomb announced his candidacy for the 2016 Senate election Thursday.
?In a 9 -4 vote? earlier today?, Indiana Senate Bill 101 passed out of the Indiana House Judiciary Committee.
The need for transportation is always growing, but the money for it is not. And that's what makes Indiana Senate Bill 379, authored by state Sen. Mark Stoops, D-Bloomington, so critical to the future growth and expansion of public transportation...Show More Summary
On February 23rd, the Indiana Senate voted 40-10 in favor of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act which will allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against LGBT people on religious grounds
The Indiana Senate Health Committee today passed a pro-life bill to make it the next state to ban abortions on babies simply because they are diagnosed with Down syndrome. Senate Bill (SB) 334, abortion prohibition based on gender or disability, passed the Indiana Senate Health and Provider Services Committee. This bill will bar a person from […]
Sen. Karen Tallian hopes her narrowly defined bill will satisfy her ulta-conservative colleagues.
For the next four months, Amanda Banks will serve as an Indiana state senator in place of her husband Jim, who is currently deployed to Afghanistan. We know Amanda well. She used to work with us here at CitizenLink. Jim easily won re-election a few weeks ago and was recently sworn in on his base. […]
by Doug Martin When Indiana Senate Democrat Ed Delaney and his daughter never returned emails I sent to them when I was shopping for a lawyer for Hoosier School Heist, I figured Delaney didn’t need my business or my money, but now I know there is more to the story. Show More Summary
Russia issuing sanctions against U.S. politicians has managed to confirm one thing for us: yes, politicians do actually have a sense of humor. The latest example of this is Indiana Senator Dan Coats taking a page from the David Letterman playbook with a list of Top 10 Reasons he’s truly devastated by this news. Russia [...]
As expected, Indiana's Senate yesterday passed HJR3, the constitional ban on same-sex marriage by a final 32-17 vote. But because it also failed to reinsert language struck by the House, the three-step process of approving the measure must begin all...
The Indiana Senate has finalized passage of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, but it must be reconsidered again during the next legislative session. The post Indiana Senate Advances Marriage Inequality Amendment For 2016 Consideration appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Indiana State Senator Mike Delph (R-Carmel), who had a meltdown on social media last week after the Senate failed to reinsert language that would get the state's gay marriage ban to voters this year, held a press conference on Monda...
A gay-marriage ban in Indiana isn't heading to the ballot anytime in the near future, thanks to a decision by the state senate. Read more...
The Indiana Senate passed a revised marriage amendment that will likely delay a vote by the people. In recent weeks, the House passed a watered down version of HJR-3 removing the second sentence, a change that would allow recognition of civil unions and domestic partnerships. Show More Summary
Something significant happened in the Indiana Senate today because of something that didn't happen. The post Indiana Will Not Face A Marriage Inequality Ballot Initiative In 2014 appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Indiana Senate today offered no amendments to HJR3, the constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and thus the language struck by the House earlier this month was not reinserted, meaning the measure must begin its process from the beginning and...
Indiana's Senate is in session and will discuss HJR3, the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. The Senate will likely take up the question of whether to restore language struck by the House. Unless language struck by the House that also...
[Content Note: Homophobia.]The proposed amendment to the Indiana State constitution that would define marriage as between one man and one woman, which isn't quite dead after all, is being taken up in the Senate in a legislative session just about to begin. Show More Summary