Yes, officer's license plate can say

Yes, officer's license plate can say "0INK"

We live in a society where we often assert our individuality in small ways—whether it's holding a sign on a street corner, posting our opinion on a blog, or stringing together some letters to make a...

Our right to choose a healthcare provider

Our right to choose a healthcare provider

For more than two years, the ACLU of Indiana and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) have testified against a law that would have prohibited Medicaid patients from taking advantage of...

Indiana school creates winning art

Indiana school creates winning art

Inspired by landmark civil rights cases and a painting of the American flag by contemporary artist Jasper Johns, a small class of eighth graders from the Hasten Hebrew Academy in Indianapolis won...

Winning the Evansville crosses case

Winning the Evansville crosses case

In 2013, the City of Evansville agreed to erect a display of 31 six-foot-tall plastic crosses along a well-traveled stretch of Riverside Drive between Court Street and Locust Street, a popular...

7th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Indiana, Wisconsin Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

7th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Indiana, Wisconsin Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

Indianapolis —The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit today upheld the June 25 ruling in U.S. District Court striking down the law banning marriage in Indiana for same-sex...

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7th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Indiana, Wisconsin Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

Indianapolis —The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit today upheld the June 25 ruling in U.S. District Court striking down the law banning marriage in Indiana for same-sex couples. 

Judge Posner: "The only rationale that the states put forth with any conviction – that same-sex couples and their children don't need marriage because same-sex couples can't produce children, intended or unintended – is so full of holes that it cannot be taken seriously."

"The only rationale that the states put forth with any conviction – that same-sex couples and their children don't need marriage because same-sex couples can't produce children, intended or unintended – is so full of holes that it cannot be taken seriously," said Judge Richard Posner in the opinion he authored on behalf of a three-judge panel that included Judge Ann Claire Williams and Judge David Hamilton.

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Indiana and Wisconsin Take Fight For Marriage Equality to #7thCircuit

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 — Our brave plaintiff couples who successfully challenged Indiana's marriage ban last month headed back to court today for oral arguments in the Chicago-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit #7thCircuit.

Click here to listen to audio of the oral arguments.

"The arguments before the Court of Appeals today highlighted that there is no reason for the State of Indiana to discriminate against same-sex couples. Marriage is about love and commitment and offers rights, responsibilities and protections regardless of whether the couples are same-sex or opposite sex."

—Ken Falk, ACLU of Indiana Legal Director, Aug. 26, 2014

Doors opened to the public at 9 a.m. CST. and arguments began at 9:30. The courthouse is located at 219 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60604Follow events  on Twitter @acluindiana using these hashtags: #7thCircuit, #out4freedom #aclu — and check us out on Facebook.

Update: The arguments concluded at around 12:20 p.m. EST and the plaintiffs and attorneys grouped in the courthouse lobby for media interviews.

ACLU of Indiana Legal Director Ken Falk said, "The arguments before the Court of Appeals today highlighted that there is no reason for the State of Indiana to discriminate against same-sex couples. Marriage is about love and commitment and offers rights, responsibilities and protections regardless of whether the couples are same-sex or opposite sex."

 

Student Resources for Constitution Day

Why do we celebrate Constitution Day?

September 17 of every year is Constitution Day, a day to recognize the signing of the United States Constitution in 1787. In 2004, Congress passed a law mandating any school receiving federal funds of any kind provide educational programming on the significance of this event. The American Civil Liberties Union has made Constitution Day programming in schools across the country an educational priority. This year, the ACLU of Indiana will build on the program we launched in 2013, offering web resources, materials and trained volunteers to classrooms in Indiana. Get more information about Constitution Day resources by emailing us at

Teachers & parents: Make every day Constitution Day with free resources!