Marriage equality advocate: All eyes are on Indiana

Indiana is ground zero right now in the struggle for marriage equality, Evan Wolfson told an IU Bloomington audience today. Hoosiers who are working against a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage aren’t just doing politics — they are living history. “You have an opportunity to thwart this desperate, last-ditch effort to push Indiana away […]

Documentary film to celebrate lives and work of Lin and Vincent Ostrom

Lin and Vincent Ostrom spent a half century in a unique intellectual partnership, grappling with complex questions about how people and societies organize themselves to solve problems and spreading their ideas through an extended family of students and colleagues. Soon their remarkable story will be shared with a broader audience through a documentary film suitable […]

Lugar, Hamilton to address alumni in Florida

When government dysfunction gets to be too much, Indiana University folks can remind ourselves it doesn’t have to be that way. On the IU faculty are Richard Lugar and Lee Hamilton, who built well-deserved reputations for bipartisan problem-solving during their long careers in Washington. Next month they will share their insights at a master class […]

IU general counsel testifies against proposed Indiana marriage amendment

Indiana University took its concerns about a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage to the Statehouse this week, with IU Vice President and General Counsel Jackie Simmons joining other opponents of House Joint Resolution 3 in testifying before the House Judiciary Committee. Simmons told the panel Monday the university is committed to a work and […]

Ohio marriage decision relies on IU law professor’s work

When a federal judge ruled recently that Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, he leaned on arguments articulated by an IU Maurer School of Law faculty member. U.S. District Judge Timothy Black ruled Ohio death certificates should acknowledge the marital status of residents who were married in other states. The Dec. 23 […]