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Reba Boyd Wooden - Gay FriendlyOfficiants in Greenwood, IN, USA

Reba Boyd Wooden
113 Severn Dr., Greenwood, IN, 46142, USA

Phone: 1 317 885-1612
Contact: Reba Boyd Wooden

Serving: Indiana, nearby states
Purple Unions Disc: No

Gay Wedding Officiants in Greenwood, IN, USA. Secular marriage and committment ceremonies.
USA, IN, Greenwood - Gay Friendly

Great Exposures - Gay OwnedPhotography / Videography in Indianapolis, IN, USA

Great Exposures
1529 N Park Ave #1, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, USA

Phone: 1 317 443-8337
Contact: Mark

Serving: Indiana
Purple Unions Disc: 20%, Mention PURPLE UNIONS

Gay Wedding Photography / Videography in Indianapolis, IN, USA. Capture the moments of your wedding day: from getting ready, to the actual ceremony and reception after... Let Mark document the events of the day, utilizing both his artistic and news media background, and you will end up with photos that are both beautiful to look at, and will tell the story of your special day for years to come!,
USA, IN, Indianapolis - Gay Owned

As a gay couple together since 1992, we believe that marriage and all the responsibilities and benefits that come with it should be available to committed gay and lesbian couples everywhere. So we created Purple Unions, a place where gay and lesbian couples can find gay friendly wedding vendors to help them plan their perfect wedding day.

Indiana currently does not allow or recognize marriages between gay and lesbian couples, but the state does allow adoption by gay and lesbian individuals, and some jusrisdictions allow adoption by gay and lesbian couples. The state is facing a lawsuit over its ban on marriage equality, and may vote on a constitutional ban in 2016.

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Gay Marriage Laws in Indiana

Relationship Recognition: Legal Ban
Out of State Recognition: No
Adoption: Varies

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Gay Marriage News in Indiana

Seven Great Moments From Tuesday's Indiana / Wisconsin Marriage Equality Hearing

Aug 28th, 2014

Sean mandell has collected seven great moments from Judge Posner's questioning in the Wisconsin and Indiana cases this week. Towleroad.com reports:

Yesterday, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals heard two cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin. There was a lot of speculation as to who would be on the three judge panel that would hear the... read_more

Seventh Circuit Hears Indiana, Wisconsin Marriage Equality Cases

Aug 27th, 2014

Although the Seventh Circuit is comprised of seven Republicans and three Democrats, the three-judge panel randomly chosen to hear the Indiana and Wisconsin marriage equality cases leans Democrat. Think Progress reports:

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is a very conservative court. Seven of its ten active judges are Republicans, and these Republicans include some... read_more

Indiana, Wisconsin Marriage Equality Hearing Tomorrow

Aug 25th, 2014

Two more states, Indiana and Wisconsin, will go before an appeals court this next week. WLFI reports:

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the Indiana gay marriage case in a Chicago courtroom Tuesday morning beginning at 10:30 Lafayette time. There will be 20 minutes set aside for attorneys for same sex couples and another 20 minutes... read_more

Another Indiana Marriage Equality Ruling

Aug 20th, 2014

Another judge struck down the Indiana marriage equality ban yesterday. Think Progress reports:

On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young, a Clinton appointee, issued a follow-up marriage equality ruling in Indiana, ordering that the state must also recognize same-sex marriages performed out of state. Young's brief follow-up decision does not further weigh the merits of the right for... read_more

Indiana and Wisconsin Marriage Equality Cases Combined, Fast Tracked in Seventh Circuit

Jul 12th, 2014

Two marriage equality cases have been combined and expedited by a US appeals court. The Journal-Sentinel reports:

A federal appeals court put Wisconsin's fight over gay marriage on a fast track Friday and combined the case with one from Indiana. Expediting the case will mean the issue could be decided by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago before... read_more

Indiana Marriage Equality Lawsuit Appeal Expedited

Jul 1st, 2014

The Indiana marriage equality lawsuit got a kick on the pants yesterday. Equality on Trial reports:

In a new order, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has expedited the briefing schedule in challenges to Indiana's same-sex marriage ban. As previously reported, three cases were consolidated in the appeals court, and a stay was granted, halting marriages in the state. The new... read_more

Indiana Marriage Equality Activists to AG: Don't Appeal Ruling

Jun 27th, 2014

Indiana marriage equality activists are mounting a campaign to urge Attorney General Greg Zoeller to drop his appeal of the recent gay marriage ruling. Joe.My.God reports:

Bilerico's Bil Browning, an Indiana native, writes on Facebook: "The Attorney General is conducting a poll on whether the marriage decision should be appealed. The number is 317-232-6201, choose 1 for English and then... read_more

Indiana Marriage Equality Updates 6/26/14

Jun 26th, 2014

A lot is happening in Indiana after a Federal judge struck down the state's ban on marriage equality without issuing a stay. Craig Bowen and Jake Miller were the first same sex couple to marry after the ruling. The Indy Star reports:

Bowen and Miller plan to celebrate their marriage with a champagne toast this afternoon. The couple met eight years... read_more

Indiana Marriage Equality Ban Struck Down By Federal Judge

Jun 25th, 2014

The Indiana marriage equality ban was just struck down by a federal judge. Towleroad.com reports:

Today, U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young ruled that Indiana's discriminatory ban on marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional. Lambda Legal challenged the law on behalf of five couples seeking the freedom to marry in Indiana or recognition of a marriage from another state.
Judge... read_more

USA, Indiana: Judge Orders Recognition of Lesbian Couple's Marriage

Apr 10th, 2014

This just in from Lambda Legal: We have exciting news: A federal court in Indiana just ordered the state to recognize immediately the marriage of a lesbian couple in Munster. Lambda Legal went to court on behalf of Amy Sandler, Niki Quasney and their two children, seeking immediate relief from Indiana's ban on marriage for same-sex couples as Niki battles stage four... read_more

USA, Indiana: Bakery Refuses to Make Cake for Gay Wedding

Mar 15th, 2014

An Indianapolis bakery turned away a couple who wanted a wedding cake for their commitment ceremony. LGBTQ Nation reports:

Mike Stephens and Shane Laney said the owner of 111 Cakery in Indianapolis told them "We don't do that. If I can help you with anything else, but we don't discriminate." The phone conversation sparked a debate on the bakery's Facebook... read_more

USA, Indiana: Three More Marriage Equality Lawsuits Filed

Mar 15th, 2014

Things are heating up quickly in the fight for marriage equality in the state, with three more lawsuits filed on Friday. The News-Sentinel reports:

Three federal lawsuits were filed Friday against Indiana's same-sex marriage ban, boosting the number of legal challenges to the ban's constitutionality to at least five. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a lawsuit Friday... read_more

USA, Indiana: Lambda Legal Files Federal Lawsuit for Marriage Equality

Mar 14th, 2014

Another day, another lawsuit for marriage equality. This is the second in Indiana, this one in Federal court. Lambda Legal reports:

Lambda Legal said Thursday it has a federal lawsuit on behalf of three same-sex couples who seek the freedom to marry in their home state of Indiana. The federal lawsuit was filed by Lambda Legal on behalf of... read_more

USA, Indiana: Couples Sue State Over Marriage Equality Ban

Mar 8th, 2014

Four couples are suing the state of Indiana for marriage equality in the wake of the recent vote to add a ban to the state constitution. LGBTQ Nation reports:

Four gay couples from southern Indiana sued the state Friday, seeking to force Indiana to recognize same-sex marriages from out of state and issue licenses to same-sex couples. The lawsuit, filed... read_more

USA: Indiana, Methodist Church loses 80% of Congregation after Gay Choir Director Fired

Feb 28th, 2014

The main argument against homosexuality is usually (if not always) affiliated with religion. So what happens when a partaker in one of said religions, specifically Christianity, specifically Methodism, comes out of the closet? Look no further than the case of First United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Indiana. Adam Fraley was choir director for 6 years at the First United Methodist... read_more

USA: Right to Discriminate Bills in Trouble in Georgia, Oklahoma, Indiana, Ohio; Missouri, Montana Introduce New Bills

Feb 25th, 2014

As the Right to Discriminate movement proliferates, more and more states are running into trouble trying to pass them. Joe.My.God reports:

The Georgia House was supposed to hear an Arizona-style hate bill today, but it was put off until tomorrow and now that's been canceled. The House version of the bill might be dead for the current legislative session. Critics... read_more

USA, Indiana: Senate Approves Marriage Equality Ban

Feb 18th, 2014

The state Senate approved the gay marriage ban by a lopsided 2-1 margin, but did not re-insert the "second sentence" banning civil unions, meaning it will have to be reapproved in 2016. Towleroad.com reports:

The vote came after the Senate declined Thursday to restore the amendment's second sentence, which also would have banned civil unions and similar arrangements. Instead, the... read_more

USA, Indiana: Public Vote on Marriage Equality Ban Put Off Until 2016

Feb 13th, 2014

IndianaFrom a Marriage Equality USA press release: Today, just before Valentine’s Day, a conservative Indiana legislature gave some love to same-sex couples and their families by voting to keep an extreme anti-gay constitutional amendment off the state ballot this November. Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA) and the coalition it chairs, the... read_more

USA, Indiana: Senate Likely to Delay Gay Marriage Ban Until 2016

Feb 13th, 2014

In a bit of breaking news, a lawmaker survey by the Indianapolis star shows that there is little support in the State Senate to resort the civil unions "second sentence" to the ban on marriage equality. The Indy Star reports:

The Senate may be in the same position as the House was three weeks ago: Eliminate the hotly debated second... read_more

USA, Indiana: Senate Committee Advances Marriage Equality Ban

Feb 10th, 2014

The eight republican Senators on the Indiana Senate Rules Committee voted to send the amended ban on gay marriage to the full Senate for a vote later this week. Think Progress reports:

On Monday, the Indiana Senate Rules Committee voted 8-4 along party lines to advance House Joint Resolution 3, which would add an amendment to Indiana's constitution banning same-sex... read_more

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