IU panel argues for democratic education reform

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre A panel of educators and lawyers has called for an education system that treats all people with dignity and respect. Taking part in Wednesday’s public launch of The Harmony-Meier Institute of Democracy and Equity in Education, they touched on topics ranging from race in America to […]

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 […]

Obama’s comments on same-sex marriage reflect societal shift

President Barack Obama’s statement last week that he supports same-sex marriage reflects a massive and amazingly fast-paced change in social attitudes, says Brian Powell, an Indiana University sociologist who studies public beliefs about families and relationships. “It really has been a remarkable change,” he said. “I don’t think anyone would have predicted in 2003 that […]