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‘Protecting LGBT Civil Rights a Must After RFRA,’ Says GOP Strategist Megan Robertson

“Right now, in the majority of the state, if somebody wanted to hang up a sign that says, ‘No Gays,’ or whatever other term they decided to use, they could do that and be completely within the law.”

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Our Top 10 Stories of 2014

From a tap-dancing dynamo to a soul-man belter, from Lauren Spierer to Larry Legend, these are the year’s most-viewed newsmakers.

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Tweets of the Week: Peter Wilt, Laverne Cox, Colts & More

Via @JayNilla: “At halftime, the Union leads the Confederacy 27-14.”

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Brides and Prejudice: Philip Gulley's Latest Book

Says Gulley, “A decade ago, I created the little town of Harmony, Indiana, filled it with Quakers, and sent them a pastor named Sam Gardner to see what would happen. The series of novels had a good run, but I wanted to dabble in theology and pursued that genre of writing for a while. I missed Sam and the Harmony crowd, though, and decided to see what they had been up to in the intervening years.”

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See the Text Messages That Led to Indiana's First Gay Marriage

What began as one beckoning the other to meet him for a City Market lunch became an on-the-fly plan to marry—and the two became Indy’s first same-sex grooms.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Indiana Ban on Gay Marriage

U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young did not issue a stay on his ruling, meaning that same-sex couples can marry at will without delay.

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Golly! Jim Nabors Gets Personal in This Exit Interview

Since the first time Nabors faced an Indianapolis 500 crowd in 1972 and crooned the lyrics from notes scribbled hurriedly on his hand, we have embraced the Southern-bred baritone as one of our own.

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The New Indy Must-Do List: Classic/New Musts

Jog your memory, while meeting the new issues on the block.

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Indiana Gay-Marriage Ban Is a No-Go in 2014

A question remains: Is Freedom Indiana here to stay? “What I am willing to say is that we are certainly in a good position with HJR-3,” says campaign manager Megan Robertson. “Hopefully this is the last we hear of it, but if it’s not, then we will be back to fight it.”

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New Group of Young Hoosiers Supports HJR-3

“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.”

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State Senator: Younger Generation Doesn't See Need for HJR-3

“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.”

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NCAA Announces Opposition to HJR-3

The news came on the cleated heels of a disclosure by Michael Sam, a college football star, about his sexuality.

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HJR-3 Passes House After Removal of Messy Language

Those who wish to see the already-standing definition of marriage added to the Indiana Constitution seem to know that it might be now or never.

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Gay-Marriage Ban Moves to Indiana House Floor

Marya Rose, CFO of Cummins, said she “knows employees will leave our state” if HJR-3 passes, and that Minnesota’s debate over a same-sex marriage cost the state $17 million.

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Photo of the Day: HJR-3 Foes See Red

Also: The IMA’s recently wed director, Charles Venable, announced his organization’s opposition this week to the proposed gay-marriage ban.

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