Indiana
The biggest fight over marriage equality in Indiana right now is about whether to ban same-sex marriage via the Indiana state constitution. The Advocate is following that and more in the latest advances for LGBT equality out of Indiana.
Court: Terminally Ill Woman's Marriage Must Be Recognized
April 10 2014 2:10 PM ET

Court: Terminally Ill Woman's Marriage Must Be Recognized

Michelle Garcia

A federal judge said the state of Indiana must recognize the same-sex marriage of a woman who has been battling stage four ovarian cancer for five years.

Terminally Ill Lesbian Seeks Marriage Recognition in Indiana
April 01 2014 1:56 PM ET

Terminally Ill Lesbian Seeks Marriage Recognition in Indiana

Trudy Ring

Niki Quasney, who has stage IV cancer, and wife Amy Sandler want the state to immediately recognize their marriage.

'License to Discriminate' Bills Rejected in Indiana, Uncertain in Georgia
February 25 2014 7:09 PM ET

'License to Discriminate' Bills Rejected in Indiana

Trudy Ring

An Indiana House committee withdraws such a bill after public outcry, and Georgia may nix one as well.

Indiana Marriage Ban Won't Be on 2014 Ballot
February 13 2014 4:37 PM ET

Indiana Marriage Ban Won't Be on 2014 Ballot

Sunnivie Brydum

The State Senate passed an amended version of the proposed constitutional amendment today, which ends the measure's chances to appear on this year's ballot.

Indy Antimarriage Amendment Advances, But It Could Be a Setback
February 11 2014 8:49 PM ET

Indy Antimarriage Amendment Advances, But It Could Be a Setback

Trudy Ring

A Senate committee advanced an anti–marriage equality constitutional amendment that differs from one approved three years ago — possibly delaying a public vote on it.

Op-ed: My Father, A State Legislator, Voted Against Me
February 04 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: My Father, A State Legislator, Voted Against Me

Chris Smith

The gay son of a Republican lawmaker in Indiana speaks out about his father's recent vote to advance a bill that would bar same-sex couples from marriage or legal recognition.

Indiana Anti-Marriage Equality Amendment Gets a Setback
January 27 2014 8:23 PM ET

Indiana Anti-Marriage Equality Amendment Gets a Setback

Trudy Ring

A change in the measure's language, approved by the state House today, would doom the amendment if the Senate takes similar action.

Indiana Lawmaker's Gay Son Speaks Out on Dad's Anti-Equality Vote
January 27 2014 3:37 PM ET

Ind. Lawmaker's Gay Son Speaks on Dad's Anti-Equality Vote 

Trudy Ring

'I'm terribly disappointed in his decision and beliefs,' Chris Smith says of his father's vote against marriage equality in Indiana.

Indiana House Considers Anti-Marriage-Equality Amendment
January 13 2014 6:11 PM ET

Indiana House Considers Anti-Marriage-Equality Amendment

Sunnivie Brydum

The state's House Judiciary Committee heard arguments against and in favor of amending the state constitution to prohibit any recognition of same-sex relationships, but did not take a vote on the issue.

Indiana House to Hold Hearing on Marriage Equality Ban
January 11 2014 4:34 PM ET

Indiana House to Hold Hearing on Marriage Equality Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

The proposed constitutional amendment would ban not only same-sex marriage, but any 'substantially similar' legal status providing recognition to couples not comprised of one man and one woman.

Indiana Appeals Court: Gender Change Does Not Void Marriage
January 02 2014 7:00 AM ET

Indiana Court: Gender Change Does Not Void Marriage

Parker Marie Molloy

A law prohibiting same-sex marriage does not automatically void marriages between transgender individuals and their cisgender spouses, the court ruled.

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