Joe Donnelly http://nipr.fm en Hoosiers Celebrate Mandela at the Statehouse http://nipr.fm/post/hoosiers-celebrate-mandela-statehouse <p>Indiana political, community and faith leaders gathered at the Statehouse Sunday to mourn the death and celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela.</p><p>Though many of the speakers at the service for the late South African leader expressed sorrow at his passing, the focus was on Nelson Mandela’s legacy and the example he set for people across the world.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:58:20 +0000 Brandon Smith 23955 at http://nipr.fm Hoosiers Celebrate Mandela at the Statehouse Senator Donnelly changes position on gay marriage http://nipr.fm/post/senator-donnelly-changes-position-gay-marriage <p></p><p>Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly Friday publicly announced his support of same-sex marriage, saying he changed his position in light of recent Supreme Court arguments and public discussion. The Democratic U.S. Senator’s support could influence the issue in the Statehouse.</p><p>In a statement released on his Facebook page, Senator Joe Donnelly said he opposes amending both the Indiana and U.S. constitutions to ban same-sex marriage, much as a proposed amendment to Indiana’s constitution would do if passed a second time by the General Assembly and then by voters.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 21:12:31 +0000 Brandon Smith 12918 at http://nipr.fm