Joe Donnelly

1:58 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Hoosiers Celebrate Mandela at the Statehouse

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly speaks at a remembrance of former South African President Nelson Mandela Sunday at the Indiana Statehouse.
Credit Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Indiana political, community and faith leaders gathered at the Statehouse Sunday to mourn the death and celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela.

Listen to Brandon Smith's story about a gathering at Indiana Statehouse Sunday celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela.

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. 

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Politics & Government
5:12 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Senator Donnelly changes position on gay marriage

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.

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.

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