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Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Companies’ Pro-Equality Rhetoric Belied By Their Campaign Donations

Many of the companies speaking out against religious freedom bills have donated cash to politicians who very publicly led the fight against LGBT rights.

April 10, 2015

‘The Culture War’ — A Battle The GOP Can’t Win

The argument is over and conservatives have lost. Some of them just don’t know it yet.

April 8, 2015

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

Toxic Law: How Corporate Power And ‘Religious Freedom’ Threaten Democracy

Corporations are valuable and useful vehicles for creating wealth. But they are not and never should be political and religious actors.

April 4, 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

Will Hispanics Ever Love Republicans Back?

How can Republicans expect to win the Hispanic vote if they refuse to change their tune?

April 2, 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
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory in December, 2014 (NCDOTCommunications via Flickr)

Don’t Wreck Religious Liberty’s Brand

How marriage equality opponents finally overstepped their bounds — and wrecked what was left of their credibility.

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
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New York Governor Bans Non-Essential Travel To Indiana Due To ‘Religious Freedom’ Act

‘Hoosier hospitality’ takes another hit as New York State governor Andrew Cuomo bans non-essential travel to Indiana.

March 31, 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