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LGBTQ Groups Brace For Trump Religious Freedom Move

The White House issued an unexpected statement early Tuesday, promising that President Donald Trump intends to protect LGBTQ rights and would not repeal an Obama-era executive order thought to be in the firing line. Advocates for the LGBTQ community, however, are not comforted by this statement. In fact, they believe something else may be in the works, and that it may be worse for them.

February 2, 2017

Good People Sometimes Back Bad Laws

Religious freedom legislation is widening the rift between liberals and social conservatives. Is it possible to reach out to the other side, and move forward?

April 7, 2015

This Week In Crazy: The Gays Are Coming! The Gays Are Coming!

Our reliable update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Today we bring you Indiana Freakout: The Gay Apocalypse!

April 3, 2015

Calling All Hoosiers

Surely, somebody had to know that passing a bill that would defend a religion in no need of defending while empowering bigots was going to end badly.

April 2, 2015
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Uproar Over Indiana Religious Freedom Law Shows Shift In Gay Rights Fight

“Was I expecting this kind of backlash? Heavens no!” Indiana Governor Mike Pence told reporters Tuesday. He’s not alone.

April 1, 2015

The Anarchy Of ‘Religious Liberty’

What’s so insidious about “religious liberty” statutes as written, and why they cannot be permitted to stand, is that they would give zealous individuals and private businesses near-dictatorial powers with no legal recourse.

April 1, 2015

Indiana Religious Freedom Act: What’s Behind The Law And The Backlash

The issue of Indiana’s new law is a political window into the changing nature of gay rights.

March 31, 2015
Former Governor Jeb Bush of Florida speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Jeb Bush Praises Mike Pence For ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

“I think Governor Pence has done the right thing,” Bush said. “This is simply allowing people of faith space to be able to express their beliefs, to have, to be able to be people of conscience.”

March 31, 2015

Georgia House Panel Takes No Action After Hours Of ‘Religious Liberty’ Testimony

Speaking in the bill’s favor, Rev. Garland Hunt said, “I voted for my elected officials to protect my religious freedoms. The Lord is our judge. The Lord is our lawmaker.”

March 25, 2015