Let’s Have a Ball! 2013 Holiday Party

  • October 28, 2013
  • by IEA
  • in Events, IE/A Updates & Info
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Please join IEA as we honor the Indiana Fever, Eli Lilly and Company, Cummins, Inc., and other champions of Hoosier equality at our annual holiday celebration!  

When:  Saturday, December 7, 2013

Where:  Bankers Life Fieldhouse 125 S. Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis (click for map)

Time:  6 PM – 8 PM

Tickets:  $50 regular, $250 patron (available here)

** Half-price parking available in Bankers Life Fieldhouse Garage **

Interested in becoming a sponsor for this event?  Contact Chris Paulsen at 317-313-6468


Indiana Equality Action, allied groups respond to SCOTUS rulings

  • June 26, 2013
  • by IEA
  • in DOMA, HJR-6, Indiana Marriage Discrimination Amendment, Legal, Marriage Equality, National, Success!
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June 26, 2013

Legal: Attorney, Don Sherfick, 317-435-1938
Local Impact: IEA President, Chris Paulsen, 317-313-6468

IEA Executive Director: Rick Sutton, 317-428-7439

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Equality Action President Chris Paulsen and the allied groups listed below issued the following statement in response to today’s U.S. Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8:

“The DOMA decision is an enormous victory and a joyous day for loving, married couples and their families – and for equal justice under the law. Today, the Supreme Court affirmed that all loving and committed couples who marry deserve equal legal respect and treatment.

“In an additional victory for the freedom to marry, the Supreme Court dismissed the Perry case, ruling that the proponents of Proposition 8 do not possess legal standing to appeal the lower court rulings that invalidated it. This ruling likely means the swift restoration of the freedom to marry in California.

“We are enormously encouraged by today’s Supreme Court rulings, but we know that it will have little effect on the legislative situation in our state. 

“Proponents of HJR-6, which would permanently alter the Indiana Constitution to prohibit marriage equality, said earlier this year they would wait for the Supreme Court to act before charting their legislative course. We hope they will forsake HJR-6, but we are preparing to launch a grassroots educational outreach campaign opposing the amendment should they pursue its passage.

“We continue to believe that HJR6 should be abandoned because it runs counter to our core Hoosier values and creates a host of unintended legal consequences.

“A study done late last year by students at the IU Maurer School of Law found a significant number of rights and obligations related to marriage that could be permanently denied under the proposed amendment, and it bears noting that marriage is already strictly defined as between a man and woman under Indiana law.

“Whatever the General Assembly decides, we will be prepared either to support their decision to abandon HJR-6 or to fight the amendment in every community across our state. Hoosiers value kindness and love, and we all deserve to live in a state that doesn’t write inequality into its Constitution.“


American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana 

Indiana PFLAG (Parents, Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Indiana Stonewall Democrats

OneVoice Indiana, Dr. William Buffie

Out and Equal Indiana

Pride Lafayette

TriState Alliance


Rallies and events related to the upcoming SCOTUS hearings

  • March 25, 2013
  • by IEA
  • in Bloomington, Central, DOMA, Events, FairTalk, Indianapolis, Lafayette, North
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Tuesday, March 26th, 5:30 – 6:30 PM (Bloomington)

FairTalk invites everyone to gather and show our support and hope for a fair and just Supreme Court ruling on the DOMA and Prop 8 cases. This rally is being held at the  Monroe County Courthouse as part of a nationwide event in support of marriage equality called United for Marriage: Light the Way to Justice.

Wednesday, March 27, 6-7 PM (Indianapolis)

As a part of the “Light the Way to Justice” movement, IEA will be holding a vigil on the east steps of the statehouse in Indianapolis (220 W. Washington Street) from 6-7 PM on Wednesday, March 27th.  Bring your family, bring your friends, and join us to show your support for relationship equality at this unprecedentedly significant moment in our nation’s history.

Wednesday, March 27, 6-7 PM (Lafayette)

Join Pride Lafayette and people from both sides of the river as they meet in the middle of the pedestrian bridge at 6:00. At 6:15 they will march to the Courthouse in downtown Lafayette. Several Community Leaders have agreed to speak, including Heather Maddox (Tippecanoe County Democrats), Rev. Charlie Davis, Ashley Smith (Pride), and Margy D., (PFLAG) (more possible speakers yet to be determined)


(Any events planned in your neck of the woods?  Send them to megan.walsh@ieaction.org for inclusion)