Religious Freedom Restoration Act

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on the new head of the Diocese of Gary, an Indiana judge handed religious conservative groups a loss in their lawsuit challenging the so-called “fix” to the state’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Purdue University Northwest director of School of Engineering Dietmar Rempfar. All of that, and more, on this edition of "Lakeshore Update”…    

Religious Conservative Groups Lose In RFRA Fix Lawsuit

Nov 26, 2019

An Indiana judge handed religious conservative groups a loss in their lawsuit challenging the so-called “fix” to the state’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA.

Religious conservative groups faced off in court Thursday against the state and four Hoosier cities over a change to the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA. 

Jim Merritt Will Not March at Indy Pride

Jun 6, 2019

Republican mayoral candidate Jim Merritt says he will not march in the Indy Pride parade out of respect for the feelings and wishes of the organizers and participants of the event.

This comes after a statement from Indy Pride on Tuesday which said while Merritt is permitted at the event, he is not welcome.

New Supreme Court Ruling May Affect Indiana Religious Freedom Lawsuit

Jun 4, 2018

Conservative groups in Indiana say a U.S. Supreme Court ruling may help their lawsuit against what they say are weakening religious freedom protections in the state.

The opinion, handed down Monday, found that Colorado baker Jack Phillips could not be required to make a custom wedding cake for a same-sex wedding.

Barbara Brosher / WTIU/WFIU

The rain didn’t stop people from coming out to the first Pride Festival in Vice President Mike Pence’s hometown of Columbus Saturday.

The city closed off several blocks of 4th Street for the event, which featured information booths, Pride merchandise and live entertainment.

AG Hill Calls Church Of Cannabis Lawsuit A Legal Stunt

Dec 18, 2017

Attorney General Curtis Hill says the First Church of Cannabis and its lawsuit against the state are a political crusade turned legal stunt.