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Federal appeals court rules Indiana must allow humanists to officiate at weddings
July 16, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Monday that Indiana must allow secular humanists to officiate at weddings, despite a state law that bars their participation. The court declared that the law unlawfully discriminates against nonreligious humanists who wish to have their marriage....... [more]

Federal appeals court puts Indiana same-sex marriage ruling on hold
June 28, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday ordered a stay on the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana's ruling striking down Indiana's ban on gay marriage, pending an appeal of the case. In the two days between the ruling and the stay, hundreds of same sex couples h....... [more]

Federal judge strikes down Indiana same-sex marriage ban
June 25, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on Wednesday struck down Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. Three lawsuits, including one filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of 15 people, all sought to challenge parts of Indiana C....... [more]

Indiana ordered to recognize couple's same-sex marriage pending appeal
May 9, 2014
A federal judge ruled Thursday that the state of Indiana must recognize the out-of-state marriage of a same-sex couple during the couple's legal battle to have the name of one of the women listed as spouse on the death certificate of her terminally ill partner. The preliminary injunction, granted b....... [more]

Federal judge in Indiana orders recognition of same-sex marriage
April 11, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on Thursday granted an emergency request to force Indiana to immediately recognize a same-sex marriage in a death certificate of a spouse of a couple who wed in another state. The temporary order, which would last 28 days, was re....... [more]

Causal Analyses in ERISA 510 and the Affordable Care Act 1558
April 10, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Jia Li, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Class of 2014, discusses the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and how it may potentially interact with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.ERISA 510 is an anti-retaliation provision that prevents e....... [more]

Indiana governor signs bill allowing guns on school property into law
March 27, 2014
Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law HB 1048 on Wednesday, allowing adults to carry a concealed weapon locked in vehicles on school property. The current law in Indiana makes it a felony for any gun permit holder to have a firearm in their car while they are on school property. A spokesperso....... [more]

ACLU challenges Indiana same-sex marriage ban
March 16, 2014
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Friday against the state of Indiana challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriages and its refusal to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states. The lawsuit, one of three filed this month in attempts to overturn Indiana's....... [more]

Couples challenge Indiana ban on same-sex marriage recognition
March 8, 2014
Four Indiana same-sex couples filed suit against the state on Friday in the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana seeking to strike down the state's Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional. The act declares same-sex marriages void for purposes of state law, even if they were law....... [more]

Indiana Senate approves constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage
February 18, 2014
The Indiana Senate on Monday approved a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would prohibit same-sex marriage in the state. The largely Republican Senate approved the amendment, sent from the Indiana House of Representatives after a change that removed a ban on same-sex civil unions, by....... [more]

Indiana House approves constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage
January 29, 2014
The Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a proposed state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. In a 57-40 vote, the Indiana House moved the joint resolution, which had been on the rolls since 2004, forward into the Senate chambers. However, because the current legisla....... [more]