On August 13,the Indianapolis City-County Council, in a bipartisan vote, established domestic partnerships for all married and unmarried employees in the city and county. Inthe Indiana Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that lesbian partners who agree to conceive a child through artificial insemination are both the legal parents of any children born to them. The ruling was a result of a federal lawsuit filed by eight same-sex couples in the state, who were unable to list both parents' names on their children's birth certificates because the forms only allowed a mother and a father to be listed. Same-sex marriages are recognized and performed in Indiana under a federal court decision in October Recognition of same-sex unions in Colorado Recognition of same-sex unions in Texas Recognition of same-sex unions in Florida. Supreme Court to uphold their respective bans on same-sex marriage. Bogan on October 6, which allowed the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals to implement its decision requiring Indiana to license and recognize same-sex marriages, effectively legalizing same-sex marriage in Indiana.
The counties of Marion Monroe Tippecanoe and Vanderburgh along with the cities and towns of Anderson Bloomington Carmel Columbus Evansville Hammond Indianapolis Kokomo Lafayette Michigan City Muncie Munster New Albany South Bend Terre Haute Valparaiso West Lafayette  and Zionsville have ordinances prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Retrieved from " https: Plus be sure and stay with us for special raffles and prizes at 2: Enjoy food samples, cocktails, music, fun raffle giveaways Retrieved January 3, Five same-sex marriage lawsuits were filed in the U. This ruling creates a precedent for lower courts in IllinoisIndiana and Wisconsin to follow, meaning employment discrimination based on sexual orientation is now banned in these states Illinois and Wisconsin already had laws prohibiting such discrimination. The proposed amendment passed both houses of the legislature in and then again in
Retrieved June 25, Retrieved from " https: Armenia Estonia Israel Mexico 1 Netherlands 2. District Court Judge Young declared Indiana's same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional, and same-sex couples immediately began to secure marriage licenses. The language of the joint resolution was introduced in the legislature as HJR3 on January 9.