Studies examine religious attitudes toward gender equality, sexual orientation

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre New research suggests that religious affiliations in both the United States and worldwide correlate with gender equality and views toward gender and homosexuality. Landon Schnabel, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University Bloomington, published two recent articles considering the effects of religion in the […]

Obergefell shares personal take on Supreme Court marriage case

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Speaking to a room full of predominantly law students and lawyers, Jim Obergefell offered a legal perspective often left out of a legal education: the social and emotional experience of a plaintiff. Obergefell is the named plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges, the June 2015 landmark Supreme Court decision […]

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 […]

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 […]