Karl Hofstetter, founder of the Indianapolis indie label and curator of 50 Bands & A Cat for Indiana Equality, talks RFRA and explains how the project came together.
“This is a very progressive city,” says Hofstetter. “We wanted to do something positive to change the bill. For bands to give something, not take it away.”Read more
For the first time ever, a quartet of notables will lead the pack in the June 14 procession.
Those 2014 Cadillac Barbie Pride Parade grand marshals include “a Bag Lady, an Indiana Fever guard, and two prominent soldiers in the battle against HJR-3.”Read more
About 100 students and professionals gathered at the Statehouse Tuesday to announce their position, and they have designs on the future of marriage in Indiana.
“We came together to show the legislature that there are young people who believe in traditional marriage,” says Chris Knight, a student. “Other groups like Freedom Indiana have tried to push to the media that young people are on their side.”Read more
Sen. Tim Lanane sounds off on the bill after the Indiana Senate’s Rules Committee voted 8-4 along party lines to advance the tweaked measure.
“We either have to look to the past or to the future,” Sen. Lanane says. “I just don’t think that this is a proposal that the younger generation sees as a need. If we are thinking in terms of what is best for the future of our state, we won’t do this.”Read more
As the drumbeat for defeating a constitutional ban on gay marriage grows louder, one of the ban’s most ardent supporters is strangely quiet. But that doesn’t mean he has changed his mind.
He worries that the controversy has gotten to the point where he and like-minded supporters of a ban are considered “bigots.”Read more
The private school’s president announced active opposition to House Joint Resolution 6.
In taking a public stance on the hot-button topic, Butler’s president joins a group of leaders across a spectrum of industries and entities who have denounced HJR-6.Read more
Indianapolis Monthly’s parent company will support the defeat of HJR-6, along with business leaders Eli Lilly and Co., Cummins, Indy Chamber, IU, and more.
“Indiana has traditionally had a friendly business environment that is the backbone of the Hoosier economy,” says CEO Jeff Smulyan. “This is two steps backward and runs counter to what businesses are demanding.”Read more
President Michael McRobbie announced that IU is the state’s first college or university to join the Freedom Indiana coalition of organizations and businesses.
Among Indiana’s higher-education institutions, the move is unprecedented to join Freedom Indiana, a bipartisan collective of business and organizational leaders, in the plan to thwart the passage of an amendment banning gay marriage statewide.Read more
CEO Michael Huber announced the board’s decision this morning.
Indianapolis city-county councillor Zach Adamson, who married partner Christian Mosburg on Saturday in Washington, D.C., quickly praised the decision.Read more