Micah Clark

A bill up for passage in the Senate this week would require schools, beginning in 2021, to have a relationship with a mental health care provider before getting school safety dollars.

People rally outside the Statehouse in 2016 over an Indiana anti-abortion law. (FILE PHOTO: Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Advocates on both sides of the abortion debate say the U.S. Supreme Court doesn’t appear any closer to overturning Roe v. Wade after its decision in an Indiana case Tuesday.

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LGBT advocates say Governor Mike Pence in his State of the State Tuesday “shrugged his shoulders” and even “backpedaled” on providing the LGBT community protection from discrimination, but religious groups say Pence was properly cautious about the issue.

Reactions to the governor’s comments on the LGBT rights debate vary widely – some say his comments provided little real guidance to lawmakers.  Rhiannon Carlson, an LGBT Hoosier veteran, says she has no questions about Pence’s clarity.

A majority of Hoosiers say using a constitutional amendment to deal with same sex marriage is the wrong course according to a new poll released Tuesday.  The poll is from a group opposing Indiana’s constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

Freedom Indiana’s poll – conducted by former Mitch Daniels-pollster Christine Matthews – says 64% of Hoosiers don’t think amending the state constitution is the right way to deal with same sex marriage.