Ruling stayed by Court of Appeals

Ruling stayed by Court of Appeals

Two days after federal Judge Richard Young overturned the state's ban on same sex marriage, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday, June 27, 2014 granted the State of Indiana's...

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...

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...

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...

Cabbies win lawsuit against Town of Speedway

Cabbies win lawsuit against Town of Speedway

Race weekend in Indianapolis is full of special traditions for the hundreds of thousands of spectators who gather in Speedway, Ind. It also is a lucrative weekend for taxi drivers, who shuttle...

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...

Winning marriage for Indiana

Winning marriage for Indiana

When the federal judge's ruling came down on the late morning of Wednesday, June 25, a shout rang out across the ACLU of Indiana office. "We won the marriage case!" As the news began to spread over...

  • Ruling stayed by Court of Appeals

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

  • Indiana school creates winning art

  • Our right to choose a healthcare provider

  • Cabbies win lawsuit against Town of Speedway

  • Winning the Evansville crosses case

  • Winning marriage for Indiana

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Aug

02

OUTfest Lafayette

 

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Aug

6

Cocktails & Conversation in South Bend

 
Join us on the evening of First Wednesdays at an informal gathering, cash bar.
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Latest News

Secular Celebrants May Solemnize Marriages in Indiana

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July 14, 2014

Three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit rules for Center for Inquiry

Indianapolis — Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit found that the exclusion of certified secular humanist celebrants from the list of people who can solemnize marriages in Indiana was unconstitutional and ordered the State to allow these celebrants to conduct weddings.

"As the Court noted, the First Amendment demands neutrality," said American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana Legal Director Ken Falk. "This prevents the State of Indiana from doing what it attempted to do in this case—favor religion over a non-religious-based system of belief and morality that is equivalent to religion, except for a belief in God."

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Woman Harassed for Bumper Sticker Fights Back

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Indianapolis — The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a lawsuit Friday on behalf of a woman who was pulled over and interrogated after her bumper sticker caught the attention of Indianapolis police officers, violating her First Amendment and Fourth Amendment rights.

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Court Throws Out Church's Appeal About Riverfront Display in Evansville

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June 26, 2014

West Side Christian Church Lacks Standing

Indianapolis—Last year, in a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana on behalf of two Evansville residents, a federal court issued an injunction against the City of Evansville that prohibited it from allowing a display of 31 six-foot-tall plastic Latin crosses on the City's popular Riverfront. The Court held that that the display, if it were erected, would violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. While the City did not appeal that decision, West Side Christian Church, which had proposed the display, filed an appeal.

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