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Fight Over Religious Objection Proposals Shifts To Arkansas

Posted on 31 March 2015

LITTLE ROCK (AP) – The fight over religious objection proposals facing increasing criticism from businesses and advocates who call them a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians has shifted toward Arkansas, which was poised to become the second state this year to enact such a measure. A final vote could come as early as […]

Here Is A Brief Summary Of Recent LGBT News By U.S. State

Posted on 30 March 2015

Malloy Signs Order Barring State-Funded Travel To Indiana HARTFORD (AP) – Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed an executive order on Monday barring state spending on travel to Indiana and any other state enacting legislation that protects religious freedoms but ultimately discriminates against gays and others groups. Malloy, the incoming chairman of the Democratic Governors […]

Indiana Governor Plans To ‘Clarify’ Religious Objections Law

Posted on 29 March 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that’s garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said Sunday it wasn’t a mistake to have enacted it. Pence appeared on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” to discuss the measure he signed last week prohibiting state laws that “substantially […]

Analysis: Arkansas Bill Tests LGBT Economic Argument

Posted on 29 March 2015

LITTLE ROCK (AP) – When Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced his pick to lead the state’s economic development agency, his intent was to tout efforts to lure more jobs and compete internationally in the hunt for companies. Instead, he spent a good part of his news conference discussing his support for a religious protection law […]

Hundreds Rally After Indiana Enacts Religious Rights Law

Posted on 28 March 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading “no hate in our state,” gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people. Since Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill into law Thursday, Indiana has been widely criticized […]

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