Indianapolis Has Three Openly Gay Candidates For City-County Council

Indianapolis’ race for City-County Council has, for the first time ever, three openly gay candidates: Zach Adamson, Jackie Leigh Butler, and Todd Woodmanse. Though LGBT issues are not expected to play into the local race, Indiana has been a contentious state for LGBT politics this year. The Indiana state legislature passed an amendment to ban same-sex marriage in the constitution; if they pass it again in the next session, it will head to the ballot. Though, as Adamson points out, “there aren’t a lot of gay potholes,” these candidates’ visibility could play an important role for LGBT rights in the near future.