Posts Tagged ‘Indiana’

February 18th, 2020 - 9:48 pm § in Politics

Indiana Republicans would rather let kids marry than repeal an unconstitutional law

A bill in Indiana’s legislature that would have raised that state’s marriage age from 15 to 18 seemed headed for passage until Democrats offered an amendment to repeal a 1997 state law declaring marriage can only be between a man and a woman. That law, and others like it, went by the way[...]

April 3rd, 2015 - 12:37 am § in Misc.

How to legally get out of catering a gay wedding …

Put this sign in your shop window:[...]

April 2nd, 2015 - 11:02 am § in Misc.

What the furor over the Indiana law is really about

Human beings are imperfect, and because we are, we must live with each other’s flaws. This is true of marriage, employer-employee relations, and social relationships. But there’s an important distinction between opinion and behavior. And behavior matters more than opinion. I can live wit[...]

April 2nd, 2015 - 9:27 am § in America, Politics

Indiana’s GOP pols cave on bigot law, and bigots are furious

There’s absolutely no doubt what the intent of Indiana’s “religious freedom” law was, or why Indiana’s Republican legislature and governor enacted it. The push for the law came from social conservatives who want to be legally shielded from lawsuits when they discriminat[...]

April 1st, 2015 - 11:34 am § in Politics

Memories Pizza of Walkerton, Indiana, announces its policy of discriminating against gays

Memories Pizza of Walkerton, Indiana, announced today they will serve gay customers but will not cater gay weddings, thereby earning the dubious distinction of becoming the first Indiana business to exploit that state’s new “religious freedom” law to openly discriminate against gay[...]

March 31st, 2015 - 11:14 am § in Politics

Indiana bigots inadvertently legalize pot

“In a classic case of ‘unintended consequences,’ the recently signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in Indiana may have opened the door for the establishment of the First Church of Cannabis in the Hoosier State,” Raw Story reports. “While Governor Mike Pence [...]

March 31st, 2015 - 8:25 am § in Politics

Gov. Mike Pence’s duplicity

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is making herculean efforts to portray Indiana’s new “religious freedom” law as a clone of laws enacted by Congress and other states, and supported by prominent Democrats like Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. It’s a con job. Those laws apply only to gove[...]

March 30th, 2015 - 6:46 pm § in Politics

How to tell which stores refuse to serve gays

              (Inspired by The Daily Show)[...]

March 29th, 2015 - 9:36 am § in Politics

Indiana Governor: The law stays

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says Indiana’s “religious freedom” law isn’t about discriminating against gays, calling that “misinformation,” but when George Stephanopolous asked him 6 “yes or no” questions about whether it legalizes discrimination against ga[...]

March 28th, 2015 - 9:46 pm § in Hypocrisy

“Religious liberty” explained.

                Click to enlarge; attribution here.      [...]