Number of the Day

[Content Note: Homophobia; food insecurity.]

$1.4 million: The amount of money spent by the state of Indiana "fighting five federal court cases that challenged the state's ban on gay marriage. ...According to information provided by the state attorney general's office, Indiana paid more than $1.4 million to attorneys who represented plaintiffs. The state paid an additional $7,000 on other related costs in the lead case."

This, despite the fact that a majority of Hoosiers support same-sex marriage, then and now, and despite the fact that 1 out of 6 Hoosiers rely on "food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families."

Our Republican state leadership not only acts in contravention of the will of the people; it will use the people's tax dollars to defy us, while many of us go hungry.

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