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Same-sex marriage is legal in Indiana

Yesterday, a federal court judge threw out Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that the Gay marriage ban violates Equal Protection Clause and Due Process Clause. See the the summary judgement here [pdf]. Because there was no stay on the

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Go Ahead and Play Project by the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana

UPDATE: Here’s a cool promo video for the Go Ahead and Play Project. I’m very pleased to have contributed to a fun local public art project organized through The Women’s Fund of Central Indiana – the Go Ahead and Play

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Indiana Romance Writers of America: Golden Opportunities Contest

From the Indiana chapter of Romance Writers of AmericaIndiana Golden Opportunity Contest. We welcome you to help us celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Indiana’s Golden Opportunity (IGO), one of the Midwest’s premier contests. The Indiana chapter of Romance Writers of

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Indiana Tops Nation For Sex Assaults Of High School-Age Girls

Via Shakesville a report on sexual violence against high-school age girls from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention puts Indiana at the high the highest percentage of crimes at 17.3 percent of girls in grades 9 through 12

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links for 2010-03-29

WEEKEND ARTS SECTION: Dear Leslie Knope of TV’s “Parks and Recreation,” — Feministe I do not have to make a list of how much I love Leslie Knope, because Sady makes one for me. And it is so true! And

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links for 2010-02-04

Coats registered to vote in Virginia, not Indiana – Ben Smith – POLITICO.com Carpetbagger Dan Coats, resident of Virginia, plans to run for Evan Bayh's senate seat in Indiana. Crud, I was going to vote against Bayh in the primary.

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links for 2010-01-17

The Observer – Responsibility for offensive comic Comparing a cartoon about gay bashing someone into a vegetable to Harry Reid's misplace remarks about President Obama is the definition of "not getting it." (tags: homophobia indiana NotreDame) Wow. Apparently Gay Bashing

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links for 2009-10-09

atypically.knit – Hogwarts house scarves I made up my own pattern for mine and it came out well, but these are more polished that mind and I think I'll make one like this, too. (tags: knitting HarryPotter scarf) Yarn, Patterns,

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Indiana Girl sues school over prom tux denial

I so shocked by this that I can’t believe it. I’m giving the school a call later today to tell them what I think, because I can’t imagine how on earth this principal dares to do such a thing. The

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Indiana as a swing state

Last night we were watching Anderson Cooper’s 360 and the identified Indiana as one of the five states they’re watching as “battleground” states. No kidding — we were not red, but “pink” on their chart. Blue Indiana notes that a

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Indiana teacher suspended for giving students a book

Showing up on CNN yesterday, this Indiana story: Perry Township teacher Connie Heermann a 27 year teaching veteran, was suspended from her job at Perry Meridian High School for a year and a half without pay, for giving her high

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links for 2008-05-07

Indiana Native Plants and Wildflowers Society Promoting use of native flowers and trees in landscaping (tags: Indiana gardening plants flowers) Kickball.com – World Adult Kickball Association I’m sorry. Archery, fencing. Even bowling. But not a sport who’s acronym is “WAKA.”

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Video Debunk: Kantor video about “Indiana” is faked

There’s a video clip circulated by notorious nutjob Michelle Malkin making the rounds; it’s of Democratic advisor Mickey Kantor, who is currently advising on the Clinton campaign. The scene is an edited clip from the 1993 movie “The War Room”

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The New York Times comes to Kokomo, Indiana

My family is originally from southeastern rural Iowa, and regardless of the small town life aspect, they’re very well-educated and don’t talk like hayseeds and goobers. Sit down and talk to them about the election and they have intelligent, thoughtful

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Indiana political blogging

Sometimes it’s really entertaining for all the wrong reasons.

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Credibility

My post below about Butler student Evan Strange who asked Chelsea Clinton an inappropriate question spawned an interesting response. I received several emails from Butler student Lauren Laski defending her fellow student. I’m not going to go into detail of

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Butler student insults Chelsea Clinton

Leave it to an idiot Hoosier to embarrass the state of Indiana now that we’re in the national spotlight. I’m sure it’s the first of many bonehead moves Hoosiers will make when they see television cameras. From the Chicago Tribune:

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Bart Peterson’s Letter to Marion County Property Tax Payers

Making the rounds via email: July 20, 2007 Dear Neighbors: We have taken the first important steps toward long-term property tax reform. The Governor’s order of a Marion County reassessment is welcome news to our friends and neighbors who have

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4 Deaths from Rare Brain Disease in NE Indiana

A very disturbing Associated Press report about a rare set of deaths in the Fort Wayne area. FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A rare degenerative brain disorder was suspected in the deaths of four people in northeastern Indiana during the past

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Crothersville Hate Crime Murderers May Get Off Easy

Advance Indiana continues to follow up on the story I noted earlier of the brutal hate crime beating murder of Aaron Hall in Crothersville, Indiana. Gary Welsh reports the criminals are being charged lightly given the bias and brutality of

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Another Indiana Hate Crime Death

From WTHR, a story on a man who was beaten to death in Crothersville, Indiana because his attackers thought he was gay: Police found Aaron Hall’s badly beaten body hidden inside a garage on Sunday. Charged in connection with the

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Indiana Intolerance – Day of Silence Leads to Anti-Gay Bomb Threats

The “National Day of Silence” is an annual, nationwide school event designed to bring attention to the bullying, harassment and violence directed at gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered kids in school settings. I’ve tried to mention it mentioned the event

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“You know You’re From Indiana” video podcast namechecks me

Years ago, I got one of those “you know you’re from Indiana when…” emails, and threw it on my site in the jokes section, because that was the style back in the day. When I was moving my static content

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Regarding SJR-7

I just wanted to say that there are a lot of hard working people who were tireless in getting SJR-7 stopped in its tracks. I’m afraid to start naming them, because I’ll manage to leave someone out – but every

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SJR-7 Language rejected as flawed by ultra-conservative Bork

Bilerico contributor Don Sherffick testified before the recent House Committee meeting on SJR-7, noting that the language for the flawed second paragraph of the bill originally came from an early draft of the Federal version of the amendment – a

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