Freedom Indiana http://wfpl.org en Indiana University Joins Coalition Fighting Gay Marriage Ban http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-university-joins-coalition-fighting-gay-marriage-ban <p>Indiana University has joined a bipartisan campaign fighting a proposed state constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriages.</p><p>The university announced Monday it is joining Freedom Indiana, a coalition that includes Eli Lilly &amp; Co., Cummins Inc. and the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce.</p><p>IU President Michael McRobbie says the amendment would turn some prospective employees away from Indiana and make it more difficult to remain economically competitive.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:58:03 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 7353 at http://wfpl.org Indiana University Joins Coalition Fighting Gay Marriage Ban New Indiana Group Hopes to Defeat Gay Marriage Ban Amendment http://wfpl.org/post/new-indiana-group-hopes-defeat-gay-marriage-ban-amendment <p>A coalition of businesses and activist groups has begun its push to defeat an amendment that would write Indiana's same-sex marriage ban into the state constitution.</p><p>More than 200 people filled downtown Indianapolis' Artsgarden for Wednesday's announcement of the new group, called Freedom Indiana.</p><p>Campaign manager Megan Robertson says passing the amendment would strip gay and lesbian residents of their rights and harm Indiana's reputation. She calls the campaign against the amendment a bipartisan push.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:41:19 +0000 Associated Press 6560 at http://wfpl.org New Indiana Group Hopes to Defeat Gay Marriage Ban Amendment