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Emmis Communications Endorses Freedom Indiana's Fight Against HJR-6

“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.”

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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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Indy Chamber Will Oppose Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Indiana

Indianapolis city-county councillor Zach Adamson, who married partner Christian Mosburg on Saturday in Washington, D.C., quickly praised the decision.

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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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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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Indiana Sen. Donnelly Comes Out in Favor of Gay Marriage

Previously both a fiscal and social conservative, Donnelly now expresses the belief that supporting same-sex marriage is “the right thing to do.”

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INcoming: Mike Pence

To understand the chasm currently separating Indiana’s political parties, all you need to do is picture their election-night celebrations. On November 6, the Democrats chose a sedate ballroom at the Downtown Marriott. The Republicans, who were marching toward supermajorities in the House and the Senate, chose the end zone at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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From the Archives: A Conversation with Char Lugar

Of her half-century marriage, she says, “When I think about it, I wonder, ‘How could 50 years have gone by so fast?’ I used to think people who celebrated their 50th were old, decrepit, and in wheelchairs—not still enjoying life.”

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By the Numbers: Richard Lugar's Legacy

Richard Lugar was the 44th mayor of Indianapolis, and the first to successfully seek reelection (before then, city law prohibited the mayors from serving consecutive terms)

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What I Know: Maggie Lewis

Girl Power: As the new City-County Council president—the first woman to hold the job—Lewis has been leading the push for a new, more comprehensive smoking ban.

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Out on the Trail: Zach Adamson's Rise in Indy Politics

“Zach is the model of a modern LGBT candidate,” says one political observer. “He has done it all on his own. He didn’t wait for the party boss to tell him it was okay.”

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Richard Lugar's Farewell to Arms

Editor’s Note: As Richard Lugar has lost his battle for a seventh U.S. Senate term, we look back at our trip to Russia with him, published in December 2007.

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