The decision in an Indiana case by the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals comes just three weeks after a three-judge panel in Atlanta ruled the opposite, which sets up a likely battle before the Supreme Court.
As NCAA committees meet next week to discuss which cities will host championships through 2022, the organization finds itself in the middle of a national discussion on civil rights that will test its ability to influence public policy and its commitment to its own stated values.
The Indiana Court of Appeals on Friday declined to take up an appeal from four cities, which had sought to dismiss the challenges from three conservative groups.
The three gubernatorial candidates—Democrat John Gregg, Republican Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell—debated issues relating to jobs and the economy at the debate at University of Indianapolis.
Mirroring Indiana’s experience in 2015 over RFRA legislation, the nation’s ninth-largest state is struggling with corporate backlash from a law believed to limit protections for LGBT people.
A measure to prohibit workplace discrimination against LGBT people failed in the Indiana House on Thursday afternoon, despite gaining more than a handful of Republican votes in support.
Sen. Mike Young, an Indianapolis Republican, said critics who “fear monger” had mischaracterized his proposal, which would have thrown out the state’s religious freedom law and replaced it with more robust protections for worship, speech and bearing arms.
A GOP state senator has filed a bill that would provide discrimination protections for gay, lesbian and bisexual people, but bows to concerns some have about transgender rights.
On the eve of the 2016 legislative session, the governor released a list of bills that doesn’t include proposals to expand civil rights protections to people who are gay or transgender.
Proponents and opponents of putting sexual orientation and gender identity into the state’s civil rights law say they expect to spend tremendous time and energy on the issue—but not money. They say individual conversations are what will sway lawmakers.
Freedom Indiana will advocate for the changes when they are debated during the upcoming legislative session.
An Indiana legislative leader assured business leaders Monday that Senate Republicans plan to introduce a bill that will address both civil rights for the LGBT community and religious freedom.
Freedom Indiana named a campaign director on Wednesday and plans to start hiring workers for state outreach, hoping to spur political leaders to expand Indiana’s civil rights protections.
Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard announced Monday that he will introduce the ordinance to the City Council on Aug. 17.
A former employee of a southern Indiana county clerk says she was fired over her religious objection to processing a same-sex couple’s marriage application.
State officials have ended a contract with a New York PR firm it hired to assess the damage to Indiana’s reputation after the national furor over its religious freedom law. After three months, the firm will be paid $365,000.