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Daily Local News – September 16, 2015

The Indiana State Board of Education voted today to instruct state officials to issue a new batch of A through F grades to each school in the state; The statewide grassroots organization that successfully fought a constitutional marriage amendment and campaigned against the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act has a new legislative project; The Monroe County Council heard a report …

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Freedom Indiana Is Seeking More Legal Protections

The statewide grassroots organization that successfully fought a constitutional marriage amendment and campaigned against the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act has a new legislative project. Freedom Indiana has launched a new campaign to update the state’s existing laws against discrimination. Updates would include prohibitions on discrimination against gay and transgender Hoosiers. Chris Paulsen is the new campaign manager of the …

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Freedom Indiana Pushes For LGBT Nondiscrimination Law

Freedom Indiana announced a new campaign today, just less than two weeks after the group helped force state legislators to amend the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The grass roots coalition is now focused on enacting protection in cities and towns protecting the LGBT community from further discrimination. In a press release today, the organization said it will work …

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Indiana House of Representatives Approves Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Freedom Indiana delivered thousands of letters opposing Senate Bill 101 just hours before the House of Representatives voted to pass the bill. Photo courtesy of Freedom Indiana.

Shortly before we went to air today, the Indiana House of Representatives approved a bill that could protect businesses that discriminate against LGBT residents. The bill is known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. It would prohibit governments from “substantially burdening a person’s exercise of religion.” Some proponents of the bill have said they hope it will protect businesses, churches …

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Daily Local News – November 6, 2013

Megan Robertson, the campaign manager for Freedom Indiana spoke yesterday at Indiana University Bloomington’s Maurer School of Law; Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced today that Indiana is leading the way in electronic poll book standards; The Bloomington Board of Parks Commissioners rejected an appeal October 22nd, from a resident who opposed the city cutting down trees to make …

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bloomingOUT – October 31, 2013

Campaign Manager for Freedom Indiana Megan Robertson discusses their state-wide organizational efforts  to defeat proposed anti-same sex marriage constitutional amendment HJR6. Emily Nagoski addresses bisexuality on an edition of “It’s Only Sex” and on a new edition of “OUT on the Street” Nick Tumino chats with attendees at the Judy Shepard lecture recently held on IUB campus. Featured artist is …

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Daily Local News – October 28, 2013

Four recipients have been announced for the  Bloomington Urban Enterprise Zone Arts Grant Program; The national organization Family Equality Council is hosting a talk for LGBT community who wish to learn about all the options available for starting or growing a family; The policy committee of the Bloomington Monroe County Metropolitan Planning Organization made plans October 11th to request a …

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Daily Local News- October 14, 2014

The Freedom Indiana organization is challenging survey data results released by the Indiana Family Institute concerning how Hoosiers feel about same-sex marriage amendments. The Bloomington Food Policy Council will hold its fall quarterly public meeting next Monday at the Hilltop Garden and Nature Center. A celebration of Carl Sagan Day will take place this Saturday at the Indiana Memorial Union. …

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Freedom Indiana To Hold Community Meeting Sunday To Inform Hoosiers Marriage-Defining HJR-6 Bill

Freedom Indiana is holding a community meeting this Sunday, to discuss information about the organization and effects of the HJR-6 Bill. Communications Director Jennifer Wagner gives more detail on the organization. “Freedom Indiana is a bipartisan, statewide organization,” Wagner says, “We recently stood up to oppose HJR-6 that would restrict freedom for certain Hoosiers, define marriage, and harm Indiana’s economy.” …

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