Indiana Competes joins the fight for LGBT rights already being waged by Freedom Indiana, groups of government and community leaders, businesses and individuals.
In his first term as South Bend mayor, Buttigieg caught the eye of the Indiana Democratic Party and became the state's first out gay executive official.
Freedom Indiana’s push to defeat the religious freedom bill known as RFRA this past session was largely unsuccessful.
Freedom Indiana, initially formed in 2013 to oppose the constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage, re-emerged this session in the battle around RFRA.
Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act has become the subject of fierce debate across the nation.
Whether to amendment Indiana's constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman was the main issue debated in the 2014 session.
Local Freedom Indiana chapters held community meetings Wednesday evening in fifteen locations across the state to wrap up the campaign.
The Senate today did not reinsert the second sentence to the proposed constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman.
The Elections Committee approved the constitutional amendment in a 9-3 vote.
Many gay rights supporters worry HJR-3 would do more than solidify a ban on gay marriage. They say it could disrupt existing same-sex benefits.