The state department says it will view all marriage licenses as equal when considering spousal-based visas.
Indiana's bio science industry accounts for nearly a third of the states export of manufactured goods annually.
Senator Dan Coats says he believes compromise between the House and Senate is possible on immigration reform, but it will require a key concession by senators.
Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana) voted for the legislation Thursday, but Sen. Dan Coats (R-Indiana) voted against it.
Indiana has a law on its books similar to the one in Arizona. Indiana's law is currently being reviewed in federal court.
A federal judge had already blocked two portions of Indiana’s law after another lawsuit was filed back in May.
The courts have blocked two parts of Indiana’s immigration law and a similar law in Alabama is also being challenged.
The state will not pursue an appeal of the preliminary injunction, instead focusing on opposing the permanent injunction.
In the ruling, the judge said that could encompass those who haven’t broken the law, rendering it problematic.
U.S. District Court Judge Sarah Evans Barker says the law violates the constitution‘s due-process and search-and-seizure provisions.