Posts tagged "indiana"

Conservatives Defend “Religious Freedom” Laws By Feigning Ignorance

The response to Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” was so overwhelmingly negative that Gov. Mike Pence backed down and amended the legislation to make it clear that it was not…

Robyn Pennacchia | April 8, 2015 - 9:00 am

Indiana Pizzeria Owners In Hiding After Anti-Gay Comments

Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act has thankfully been amended to specify that discrimination will not be protected, but the damage has been done. That pizzeria-owning couple, Kevin and Crystal

Katrin Higher | April 4, 2015 - 11:00 am

Indiana Sentences Purvi Patel To 30 Years In Prison For A Miscarriage

Plus, find out the woman responsible for making Vice suddenly great.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 1, 2015 - 5:10 pm

Just Look At This Asshole: Chintzy Indiana Pizzeria Thrilled To Not Make Pizza For Gay Weddings

Although we’re at the point where even freaking NASCAR is denouncing the state of Indiana for their crap “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” and pretty much everyone in the known universe thinks…

Robyn Pennacchia | April 1, 2015 - 12:30 pm

The Indianapolis Star Comes Out Against Indiana’s Anti-Gay “Religious Freedom Law” With Powerful Frontpage Editorial

The Indianapolis Star has taken a strong stance on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act with today’s front page editorial which declares in bold letters “FIX THIS NOW.” The editorial from…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 31, 2015 - 9:00 am

Indiana May Have Accidentally Legalized Pot With Anti-LGBT Bill

The bigot-friendly bill may have some unintended side-effects.

Robyn Pennacchia | March 30, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Broadway Legend Audra McDonald Throws Down On Indiana’s Anti-LGBT Bullshit

The always glorious Audra McDonald had some words yesterday for Indiana Governor Mike Pence, who had just signed a bill that would allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT citizens. You know, because…

Robyn Pennacchia | March 27, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Indiana Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Businesses To Refuse Service To LGBT Citizens

This morning, in a secret ceremony which the press was not allowed to attend, Governor Mike Pence signed a controversial bill that would allow business owners to refuse service to…

Robyn Pennacchia | March 26, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Marriage Equality Emerges Victorious In Wisconsin & Indiana

A three-judge appeals court in Chicago, Illinois unanimously ruled yesterday that the same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional. [AP]
Following the Supreme Court’s ruling that…

Jessica Wakeman | September 5, 2014 - 6:00 pm

14-Year-Old Pregnant Rape Victim Slutshamed By Indiana Community

This whole story is horrific: A 13-year-old girl in Ellwood, Indiana, was raped by a 17-year-old and became pregnant. She decided to carry the pregnancy to term because she…

Jessica Wakeman | June 11, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Man Vandalizes Indiana Planned Parenthood With An Ax

A 27-year-old man vandalized the Planned Parenthood clinic in Bloomington, Indiana, with an ax and splashed the clinic with red paint this morning. According to police, he targeted Planned…

Jessica Wakeman | April 11, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Indiana Advances Bill Requiring 2 Transvaginal Ultrasounds Before & After Abortion, Then Changes It

Indiana’s state Senate advanced a bill requiring a woman to get two transvaginal ultrasounds before taking the RU-486 abortion pill, one before and one afterwards. Fortunately, today they dropped…

Jessica Wakeman | February 25, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Pervy Pastor Photographed Himself With A Teen Girl, Had Sex With Her

What would Jesus do? Not photograph himself making out with a teenage girl almost 40 years younger than him, that’s for sure.

Megachurch pastor Jack Schaap from First…

Jessica Wakeman | August 2, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Indiana Cuts Funding To Planned Parenthood

Millions in funding for Planned Parenthood clinics in Indiana has been cut off after Governor Mitch Daniels signed a bill yesterday, affecting services like STD testing, birth control, and cancer…

Jessica Wakeman | May 11, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Indiana Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood

Indiana’s state legislature voted yesterday to defund Planned Parenthood from roughly $3 million in family planning money. The state receives the funding from Title X, which allocates federal funds to…

Jessica Wakeman | April 28, 2011 - 6:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: Indiana Removes Breast Cancer BS From Abortion Bill

Thank God, an Indiana state Senate committee has removed a provision from an anti-abortion bill that required women seeking abortions be told that terminating a pregnancy increased their risk…

Jessica Wakeman | April 14, 2011 - 6:40 pm