same-sex marriage


A lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Indianapolis that accused it of forcing a school to fire a teacher because of his same-sex marriage was dismissed last week.

Samantha Horton / WBAA News

As WBAA set up its mini-golf conversations about this year’s local elections, every single candidate responded in some way. Unfortunately, not every one chose to participate. The sheriff’s candidates got together after their one formal debate and decided they’d forego golfing. Both clerk candidates initially questioned the format, but only one of them could be persuaded to putter around the course.

The guidance counselor at risk of losing her job at a private religious school because of her same-sex marriage doesn’t want the school to face backlash, but she still hopes to see change.

Waiting For The Word /

The election of an openly-gay bishop and the carrying out of same-sex marriages have led to the sanctioning of the Episcopalian Church by the Anglican Communion.

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church is expected to reaffirm the Church’s commitment to a progressive approach to the LGBT community today.

The Anglican Communion, is a voluntary organization of protestant bishoprics and parishes that has 86 million members worldwide.

Purdue University

9:30 a.m. Saturday Update:

Purdue's Board of Trustees has now officially voted for this policy change on the second day of its regularly-scheduled December meeting. The policy change takes effect on Jan. 1, 2017, giving unmarried same-sex couples using the school's benefits just more than a year to make other plans.


Purdue’s Board of Trustees is set to sign off on the removal of same-sex partner benefits from the school’s offerings.

Urban Sea Star /

An Indiana legal analyst says the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality will lead to a federal civil rights statue targeting discrimination against LGBT people in the private sector.

IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law Professor Dr. David Orentlicher says that statute would likely target hotels, restaurants, housing and other private businesses.

Orentlicher compares it to the famous Brown vs. Board of Education high court ruling that was eventually followed by civil rights legislation. He says any civil rights statute would not be all-encompassing.

Rich Renomeron /

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality Friday morning. Same-sex couples already had the right to marry in Indiana, but now those marriages will be recognized in all 50 states.

Despite the good news, Pride Lafayette Vice President Nicki Anderson says Indiana can still enact more protections for its LGBTQ citizens.

"People can still get fired from their jobs, kicked out of apartments, kicked out of their housing because they’re gay," Anderson says.

Indiana Couples Travel To DC For Gay Marriage Hearing

Apr 28, 2015
Jim Grey /

As he rode to the airport to catch a flight back home to Indiana today, Greg Hasty’s voice spewed excitement.

“It was a huge crowd, a beautiful day. There were a lot of people coming together and sharing in the common goal, which is equality,” Hasty said.

Hasty and his husband CJ Vallero, who were plaintiffs in the case against Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban, were one of many couples who traveled to Washington D.C. over the past few days for the Supreme Court’s arguments on same-sex marriage.

Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski

Jan 15, 2015
Lafayette Mayor's Office

There are finally some positive signs that the trains might keep running on time in Lafayette.

This week on Ask The Mayor, we’ll chat with Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski about the latest developments in the saga of keeping Amtrak service in the community and ask him about a sudden change of heart from Governor Pence.

Urban Sea Star /

The gay marriage debate is expected to start in the US supreme court today, but how do justices go about navigating the varying states with varying same-sex marriage bans?

David Orentlicher with the IU McKinney School of Law says the justices will likely roll many states together.

This means that instead of several decisions having to be made, one over-arching decision on same sex marriage bans is likely to be applied.

Matt B. /

Supporters and opponents of marriage equality in Indiana are headed to Chicago to plead their cases.

The Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on Indiana's appeal of a June ruling that struck down Indiana's same-sex marriage ban.

Kyle Megrath, marriage coordinator with Hoosiers Unite for Marriage, says momentum is building with over three dozen court cases nationwide ruling in favor of marriage equality.

The latest brief in Indiana‘s same sex marriage case comes from first responders who are in favor the right of the couples to marry.

More than 100 police officers, firefighters and emergency medical providers signed the brief, which will be filed to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Tuesday. Among the first responders signing the brief are couples who were married in other states and want Indiana to recognize their marriage.

Ten States Join Indiana's Gay Marriage Appeal

Jul 24, 2014
Matt B. /

Ten states have joined Indiana‘s appeal of a federal judge‘s ruling that same-sex marriage in the state should be legal.

In a friend-of-the-court brief, the attorneys general from the states asked the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm that each state has the right to set its own marriage laws. The states joining the case are: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah.

Indiana's Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down

Jun 25, 2014
Matt B. /

Same-sex couples can legally get married in Indiana immediately.

Some GOP Delegates Unhappy With Party Platform

Jun 9, 2014
Sean Bueter / WBOI News

The Indiana Republican Party passed a platform Saturday endorsing marriage that some delegates found divisive.

The language officially adopted by the party says that strong families are founded on marriages between a man and a woman. It also recognizes the value of diversity in family structures.

But the plank didn't sit well with some delegates, who saw the position as divisive and wanted to amend the platform to remove the definition all together.

Marion County delegate Tom John proposed such an amendment to the platform during the convention.