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Politics
11:56 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Indiana Gov. Pence Wrong to Ignore Same-Sex Marriages, Marion County Clerk Says

Beth White
Credit www.bethwhite.org

The clerk of Indiana's largest county on Thursday rebuked Governor Mike Pence's order for agencies not to recognize same-sex marriages.

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Politics
8:47 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Federal Ruling is 'Martial Law' Against Marriage, Says Family Foundation of Kentucky

Kent Ostrander
Credit kentuckyfamily.org

A federal judge's ruling striking down Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage undermines voters authority to define marriage as they see fit.

That's according to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and anti-gay rights activists with the Family Foundation of Kentucky, who lashed out at a court decision Tuesday against the Kentucky's gay marriage ban.

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Politics
9:00 am
Thu June 26, 2014

What Do Indiana Lawmakers Say About Judge's Ruling Rejecting Same-Sex Marriage Ban?

Rep. Todd Young, a Republican whose district includes Southern Indiana.
Credit U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. District Judge Richard Young's ruling Wednesday that the Indiana's laws banning same-sex marriage were unconstitutional brought a mix of reaction from Indiana leaders on the state and federal level.

Almost immediately after Young's ruling, the Indiana attorney general's office announced it would appeal the decision—a move fully supported by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

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Politics
5:35 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Makes It Official: He Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer officially signed up to fight for marriage equality on Friday.

The mayor joined a group called "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry" while attending a U.S. Conference of Mayors event in Dallas.

It is a non-partisan organization with at least 400 mayors from across the country who have pledged support for gay and lesbian couples.

The mayor of Bardstown, Bill Sheckles, is also a member.

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Strange Fruit
7:00 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Strange Fruit: 'The New Black' Film Looks at Marriage Equality in Maryland

Credit Jen Lemen

Last week we were invited by the Muhammad Ali Center to host a talkback panel after a screening of "The New Black," a film looking at how LGBTQ activism, the black church, homophobia, and queer people of color affected the fight for marriage equality in Maryland.

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Local News
4:42 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Federal Judge: Ohio Must Recognize Out-of-State Gay Marriages

A federal judge says he will strike down part of Ohio's voter-approved ban on gay marriage, meaning the state must recognize marriages of gay couples who legally wed elsewhere.   

Judge Timothy Black made the statement Friday following final arguments in a lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the marriage ban.

He says he'll issue the ruling April 14 ordering Ohio officials to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. Black's ruling will not mean Ohio has to allow couples to marry there.

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Local News
1:05 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Terminally Ill Woman and Her Partner Join Indiana Gay Marriage Challenge

A woman with terminal cancer and her same-sex partner have joined a series of lawsuits aimed at stopping Indiana from enforcing its gay marriage ban.       

Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler of Munster joined one of those lawsuits this week. They were married in Massachusetts last year.

Court documents say Quasney has stage four ovarian cancer and isn't likely to survive for another year. The suit says the fact that Indiana doesn't recognize their marriage would deprive Sandler and her children of death benefits.

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Local News
7:17 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Kentucky Recognition of Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages Delayed

A federal judge is giving Kentucky more time to officially recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states and countries.

The ruling Wednesday comes just two days before gay couples would have been allowed to change their names on official identifications and documents and obtain the benefits of any married couple in Kentucky.

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn in a four-page order said it is best that momentous changes in the law happen after full review, rather than running the risk of premature implementation or confusing the issues.

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Politics
6:30 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Alison Lundergan Grimes 'Dodging' and 'Evading' Stance on Same-Sex Marriage Appeal, Says Independent

Independent U.S. Senate Ed Marksberry
Credit Hillbillyreport.org

Independent U.S. Senate candidate Ed Marksberry is shredding Democratic contender Alison Lundergan Grimes for what he calls a "dodging" and "evading" answer on whether she support appealing a federal same-sex marriage ruling.

Kentucky's top two officials—Governor Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway—disagreed on whether the state should fight a federal order that the state must recognize out-of-state marriage licenses for gay and lesbian couples.

Conway said he would not appeal the ruling while Beshear said he is hiring outside counsel to do so.

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Local News
3:58 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Indiana GOP State Senator Sanctioned After Criticism of Gay Marriage Vote

Indiana State Sen. Mike Delph
Indiana General Assembly

The top Republicans in the Indiana Senate have removed a conservative senator from leadership positions in the wake of an intraparty fight over amending the state's constitution to ban gay marriage.

Senate President Pro Tem David Long and other members of his leadership team told Sen. Mike Delph that he would lose his ranking within the GOP caucus, his seat in the Senate chamber among other Republicans and his press secretary.     Delph will now sit among the Senate Democrats.

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