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GOP's Social, Fiscal Conservatives at Odds Over Gay Rights

CORPORATE | By David A. Lieb | Apr 6
For a party already being torn apart by the presidential contest, anti-gay state legislative efforts have exposed deep rifts between the GOP's social conservatives and its pro-business wing.

Michigan 'Dog Bill' Proposes Steep Jail Time for 'Sodomy'

CRIME | Feb 6
The Michigan state senate has approved an animal protection bill that would incidentally reinforce the state's already existing -- and unconstitutional -- ban on same-sex intimacy.

Legislative Action Center Launched in Response to Rash of Anti-Gay State Laws

POLITICS | By John McDonald | Jan 31
In response to a barrage of anti-LGBT bills, Equality Federation created a Legislative Action Center to empower state-based LGBT organizations to fight back.

Evangelicals at Odds with Business Over Indianapolis Convention Losses Stemming from Anti-Gay Law

NATIONAL | By Brian Slodysko | Jan 27
Business leaders pointed to a report showing a possible loss of more than $60 million in Indianapolis convention revenues as a sign that a national uproar over a religious objections law hurt the state's economy.

PopUps: Rihanna Slams Indiana's 'Religious Freedom Law,' Debuts New Song

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 6
While performing at March Madness Music Fest in Indiana Saturday, Rihanna slammed Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Sports Backlash Hits Indiana in Wake of Anti-Gay Law

SPORTS | By Roger Brigham | Apr 4
Nowhere has the reaction to Indiana's anti-gay law been more mobilized than in the national sports industry, where condemnation and calls are spreading for major amateur championships to be pulled.

'Praise the Lord' Pizzeria Temporarily Closes After Refusing to Serve Gay Weddings

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 2
A pizzeria in Indiana has temporarily closed shop after its owners made headlines and were ridiculed on social media Wednesday for publicly announcing they would serve gay people, but not cater gay weddings.

Pizza At A Gay Wedding? Not In This Indiana Town

RELIGION | By EDGE | Apr 1
It didn't take long for one Indiana business to openly state that they will avail themselves of the state's newly adopted Religious Freedom Restoration Act to deny service to gays and lesbians.

Washington Gov. Joins Boycott: No State Funded Travel to Indiana

NATIONAL | Mar 31
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee says he is imposing an administration-wide ban on state-funded travel to Indiana after the passage of a new law that critics say has the potential to discriminate against gays and others based on religious beliefs

Fight Over 'Religious Freedom' Objection Proposals Shift to Arkansas

RELIGION | By Andrew Demllo | Mar 31
The fight over "religious freedom" proposals facing increasing criticism from businesses and advocates who call them a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians has shifted toward Arkansas,

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