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  • Widow claims late husband's seat in Legislature

    Widow claims late husband's seat in Legislature
    House Dist. 2 Democrats Saturday selected Donna Harris by caucus to fill the term of her late husband State Rep. Earl Harris, D-East Chicago.
  • Indiana, Arkansas pass revised religious objection proposals

    Lawmakers in Arkansas and Indiana passed legislation Thursday that they hoped would quiet the national uproar over new religious objections laws that opponents say are designed to offer a legal defense for anti-gay discrimination. The Arkansas House...

    Pence signs revised religious objections bill into law

    Pence signs revised religious objections bill into law
    INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has approved changes to new law that sparked boycotts of the state amid fears that it would allow discrimination against lesbians and gays. Pence had asked lawmakers to clarify language in the religious...

    Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence asked lawmakers Tuesday to send him a clarification of the state's new religious-freedom law later this week, while Arkansas legislators passed a similar measure, despite criticism that it is a thinly disguised attempt to permit...

    GOP hope to clarify new law; Dems want gay rights protected

     GOP hope to clarify new law; Dems want gay rights protected
    With criticism mounting from businesses, educational institutions and human rights groups, Indiana's Republican legislators are seeking to mitigate the fallout from last week's passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Some GOP officials are...