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
LGBT Hoosiers and allies have packed the gallery at the Indiana Senate. Proceedings are due to commence shortly and can be viewed here. Today two GOP Senators filed an amendment to reinsert the ban on civil unions. Two senators — sponsor...Show More Summary
The full Indiana Senate will this afternoon hear the bill to place a ban on same-sex marriage into the state constitution. Earlier this week the Senate Rules Committee advanced the amended version of the bill which does not include a ban on civil unions and therefore does not match the version passed by the last legislature. Show More Summary
Will the full chamber also approve the amended version and delay a possible popular vote until 2016, or will it restore a provision to allow for a vote this year? The post Indiana Senate committee approves amended constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality appeared first on Equality On Trial.
Will the full chamber also approve the unamended version, or the change that would delay a possible popular vote until 2016? The post Indiana Senate committee approves unamended constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality appeared first on Equality On Trial.
After three hours of testimony from hate groups and LGBT supporters, the Indiana state Senate Rules Committee has approved the amended same-sex marriage ban along party lines by a vote of 8-4. If the full Senate does not re-insert the stricken passage, the issue cannot be put to a public vote any earlier than 2016. Show More Summary