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Hot-Button Issues: Big Fat Gay Marriage Debate

The measure must win simple majorities in both Statehouse chambers again this year before the question is popped to Hoosier voters. Let the pots and pans fly.

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What's New About Gay-Marriage Bill HJR-3

New is companion bill HB 1153, which seeks to explain some vague language and make it more coherent for Hoosiers if the resolution reaches voters in November.

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Doing Their Homework: The Untold Story Behind 2013's Biggest Local Scandal

As AP reporter Tom LoBianco churned out hit after hit, politicos quietly talked about how he was able to get so much dirt on Tony Bennett. But the blogosphere erupted with more pointed talk of foul play by the Glenda Ritz administration.

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IU Health Joins Statewide Fight Against Gay-Marriage Amendment

President and CEO Daniel F. Evans, Jr.’s words were pointed: “IU Health is committed to the health and economic well-being of our communities: we challenge our policymakers to do the same.”

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President Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Lugar, Winfrey, and More

In addition to Lugar, Obama awarded the Medal of Freedom—founded by president John F. Kennedy—to Bill Clinton, Sally Ride, Oprah Winfrey, Loretta Lynn, Gloria Steinem, and more.

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Butler University Joins Fight Against Indiana's Gay-Marriage Ban

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.

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Indy-Based Christian Theological Seminary Opposes Gay-Marriage Amendment

The decision was perhaps inspired in part by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s address to an Indianapolis audience more than a month ago.

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Indiana University Comes Out in Favor of Gay Marriage

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.

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Councilman Zach Adamson’s Wedding Bells Will Ring out a Political Statement

City-county councilman Zach Adamson and partner Christian Mosburg flew to Washington D.C. today, only partly by choice: The two can’t tie the knot in their home state, so they’re going where same-sex marriages are legally recognized.

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The New Hoosier Farmer: Is Kind of a Big Deal

Having a 20,000-acre spread, one of the largest farms in one of the nation’s most productive farm states, buys some clout.

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu Illuminates Clowes Hall

His words were perhaps revelatory on the subject of inclusion—by God and by fellow humans—of all people, regardless of race, socio-economic status, religion, and even sexual orientation.

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The Weirdest Result of Hoosier Woman's Anthony Weiner Scandal

The fallout from one Indiana resident’s newly publicized relationship with the beleaguered politico has reached a bizarre level.

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Gov. Pence: Staffers Shouldn't Have Deleted Facebook Comments

Facebook users who disagreed with Pence’s position on same-sex marriage angrily assailed him with their own original posts via that social-media channel.

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Postscript: Marilyn Schultz Opens Her Hate Mail

In her records, she found a single manila folder containing a dozen unopened letters, postmarked nearly 40 years earlier, that she had long forgotten. … “Women of my generation were told to go to college and get your ‘MRS’ degree. It’s hard [for young people] to understand how radical it was to think a woman could be a doctor, a lawyer, or a legislator.'”

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What I Know: Coby Palmer

Best known as one of Indy’s top florists, he helped bring the city’s LGBT festival out of the closet.

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