January 25, 2006

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Quote of the Day

Filed by Ed Team | January 25, 2006 | 9:18 PM | comments

"[Montesquieu wrote in Spirit of the Laws, VIII, c.3:] 'In the state of nature, indeed, all men are born equal; but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection...Read More


Discrimination amendment is DOA

Filed by Bil Browning | January 25, 2006 | 3:21 PM | comments

Indiana Equality is proud to announce that Rep Thompson withdrew his amendment that was aimed at outlawing human rights ordinances covering sexual orientation and gender identity. The House reconvened at 1:30pm today. Rep Thompson withdrew his amendment and the House...Read More


Constituent Letter to David O.

Filed by Ed Team | January 25, 2006 | 1:26 PM | comments

Here's the letter that *Bry*lo sent to Representative David Orentlicher (D). It is clear that the state legislature is trying to usurp the power of local governments to decide what types of protections they feel are needed for their constituencies....Read More


What's Everyone Saying?

Filed by Bil Browning | January 25, 2006 | 12:13 PM | comments

I thought I'd share some of the other stories around the web on Thompson's "Discrimination Amendment" (as the Louisville Courier-Journal dubbed it!) Louisville Courier-Journal: Discrimination amendment stalls eminent-domain bill Indiana Equality: Proposal Would Make Illegal Local LGBT Non-Discrimination Policies Advance...Read More


The Homophobic Amendment

Filed by Bil Browning | January 25, 2006 | 9:54 AM | comments

Today's Indianapolis Star and the Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette both give some column space to the unusual showdown at the Statehouse. For those of you just catching up, Rep Jeff Thompson (R) has offered up an amendment to a House...Read More