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2:48 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Indiana Gov. Pence's Office Tells State Agencies to Ignore Same-Sex Marriages

Earlier this year, same-sex couples in Southern Indiana filed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban. Their case was dismissed, but a federal judge struck down the state's ban in a ruling on other cases. The ruling was later stayed.
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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's office is telling state agencies act as if no same-sex marriages had been performed during three days following a federal court order.

The memo from the governor's chief counsel tells executive branch agencies to execute their functions as though the June 25 court order had not been issued.

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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.
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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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9:56 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Backs Education Board on School Grades

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is supporting the State Board of Education's bid to shift calculation of school accountability grades from the Democrat-led Department of Education to legislative analysts.

Pence spokeswoman Christy Denault said Tuesday that Pence doesn't believe any state laws were broken when the board crafted a letter asking top Republican lawmakers to make the change.

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Local News
10:23 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Federal Judge: Indiana 'Indifferent' to Mentally Ill Inmates


INDIANAPOLIS — A federal judge says Indiana has been "deliberately indifferent" to the plight of mentally ill inmates in its state prisons, who amount to nearly a quarter of the system's population.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt ruled that the Indiana Department of Correction doesn't provide adequate treatment for mentally ill prisoners in violation of their constitutional right against cruel and unusual punishment.

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Local News
5:08 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Pence Inauguration Set For January 14

The inauguration ceremony for Indiana Gov.-elect Mike Pence will be held Jan. 14 at the Statehouse.

His staff announced Monday that Pence will be sworn into office during a ceremony open to the public but that registrations will be required. Those registrations will be accepted starting in mid-December.

Local News
11:30 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Indiana Gubernatorial Hopefuls Debate Tonight in Zionsville

Indiana's three candidates for governor are making final preparations for the first of their three debates tonight.

Democrat John Gregg, Republican Mike Pence and Libertarian Rupert Boneham are set to square off in an hour-long debate in Zionsville.

All three candidates have promised to cut taxes and support job creation and education if elected governor next month. But Pence has established himself as the front-runner with a large cash advantage that helped him dominate Indiana's airwaves.

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