Indiana State House Majority Leader Resigns in Bizarre Sex Video Scandal 

Indiana State House Majority Leader Jud McMillin — invariably described as a “rising star” in the Republican party — has speedily resigned after a cellphone video of a sex act was reportedly sent to people in his contacts list. McMillin subsequently sent out a mass text claiming his cellphone was “stolen in Canada.”… »9/30/15 9:24am9/30/15 9:24am

Arkansas Governor Won't Sign Religious Freedom Bill Because It's a Mess

Having witnessed the debacle currently happening in Indiana, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has declined for now to sign the state's own recently passed "Religious Freedom Restoration Act." House Bill 1228 passed on Tuesday, but Hutchinson—while being careful not to anything too supportive of LGBT people—said he… »4/01/15 3:30pm4/01/15 3:30pm

Indiana Governor: Our Discriminatory New Law Is Fine, But We'll Fix It

Just days after saying Indiana "won't change" the newly passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Indiana Governor Mike Pence vowed this afternoon to "fix" the law, but added immediately that nothing's wrong with it. Pence admitted he hadn't been expecting "this kind of backlash" to the law, and accused its critics… »3/31/15 5:15pm3/31/15 5:15pm

Hobby Lobby Made Indiana's Religious Discrimination Bill Possible

Yesterday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed SB 101 into law, a "religious freedom" bill that will allow business owners in the state to discriminate against whoever they please. A dozen other states are considering similar measures, but in the meantime, let's consider how we got here: the Supreme Court's terrible… »3/27/15 9:50am3/27/15 9:50am

Columnist Is 'Ashamed' of Senator Uncle's Hideous Anti-Abortion Bill 

Food editor Sarah Murrell has kicked off an entirely well-deserved feud with her uncle, Indiana State Senator Travis Holdman, after he recently filed a bill that would make it a felony offense to abort a fetus due to gender or fetal abnormalities. In an editorial, Murell tells her uncle she's horrified by the bill and… »1/20/15 6:00pm1/20/15 6:00pm

Federal Court Strikes Down Anti-Abortion TRAP Law in Indiana

A federal judge has ruled that an Indiana law seeking to change the definition of "abortion clinic" is unconstitutional. The law would have required that any medical facility providing RU-486, the abortion pill, be defined as an abortion clinic, forcing it to meet the same stringent standards Indiana has created for… »12/04/14 5:20pm12/04/14 5:20pm