Retail giant Walmart says Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson should veto a religious-objection bill that critics say would open the door to widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is banning all non-essential state-funded trips to Indiana because of that state's new religious-freedom law that critics say opens the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians.
The U.S. Justice Department is appealing a federal judge in Texas' temporarily blocking federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to married, same-sex couples.
The Arkansas state House has approved a religious freedom bill nearly identical to one in Indiana that critics say is a "license to discriminate" against LGBT individuals.
Southern California athletic director Pat Haden will not attend the College Football Playoff selection committee meeting in Indianapolis this week because of a new Indiana religious-freedom law
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has banned all non-essential, state-funded travel to Indiana after that state adopted a religious freedom law that critics say opens the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians.
“No one should be harassed or mistreated because of who they are, who they love, or what they believe," says Mike Pence. But his track record on several issues, including LGBT rights, suggests otherwise.
Little Rock's mayor is urging Arkansas' governor to veto a "religious freedom" bill that critics have said sanctions discrimination against gays and lesbians and that the mayor argues will hurt the state's economic development efforts.
Likely Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley says it's "shameful" for Republicans to support an Indiana law that critics see as legalizing discrimination against gays and lesbians.
A North Dakota House committee is opposing legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, government, public services and the workplace.
Connecticut's governor and UConn's athletic director called on the NCAA on Monday to consider moving next year's Women's Final Four out of Indianapolis unless changes are made to Indiana's new religious-objections law.
The fight over religious freedom bills has shifted toward Arkansas, which is poised to become the second state this year to enact such a measure.
GOP presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz and likely candidate Jeb Bush, expressed support Monday for Indiana's controversial religious freedom bill that critics charge is a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians.
With a landmark vote by the assembly of Tokyo's Shibuya ward, the district famous as a mecca for trendy youngsters became the first locale in Japan to recognize same sex partnerships as the "equivalent of a marriage,"
"The consequences will only get worse if our state leaders delay in fixing the deep mess created. Half steps will not be enough. Half steps will not undo the damage."
In an essay published Monday evening in The Wall Street Journal, Indiana governor Mike Pence said the state's religious freedom law "is not a ‘license to discriminate’” and simply reflects federal law.
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has imposed 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 LGBT individuals.
Opponents of an Arkansas "religious freedom" measure that critics say will allow widespread anti-LGBT discrimination similar to the new Indiana law filled the state Capitol in Little Rock on Monday to protest the bill as it neared a final vote.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he isn't backing bills giving exemptions to court officials who don't want to officiate same-sex marriages and offering other religious protections to businesses.
The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Southeastern Oklahoma State University, alleging the school in Durant discriminated against a transgender professor and then fired her after she complained.
A 1980 West Point graduate active in the fight for gay rights in the military has been named chairwoman of the board that reviews programs at the U.S. Military Academy.
Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies at the anti-gay Family Research Council, debates Indiana's "religious freedom" law with CNN "New Day" host Chris Cuomo.
Opponents of an Arkansas "religious freedom" measure that they say will allow widespread discrimination against LGBT individuals filled the state Capitol on Monday to protest the bill as it neared a final vote.
The Atlantic dissects Indiana’s controversial “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA) that critics say is a “license to discriminate” against LGBT people, but that supporters say is no different that a federal law, and laws in 19 other states.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed an executive order 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.
House Minority Leader Scott Pelath says repeal is the only thing that will begin the process of healing the damage done to the state by the outcry over whether it would allow discrimination against LGBT individuals.
Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the country portraying Indiana as a state of intolerance.
A Georgia House committee has cancelled a meeting that was scheduled to occur on Monday morning, leaving the future of the state's "religious liberty" bill in doubt.
“Governor Pence continues to deceive the public about this deeply flawed law," says Lambda Legal, who fact checked his remarks from an interview on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" on Sunday.
Texas has won the right to have gays and lesbians fired for taking medical leave. The state's also working on a sneaky work-around to stop marriage equality, just in case the Supreme Court overturns the state's ban.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling on colleagues leading other major companies to take a stand against so-called “religious freedom” legislation similar to one enacted in Indiana.
Gov. Steve Bullock: "What's happening in Indiana is something that shouldn't be happening in Montana. We don't need laws like that imported into our state."
Connecticut is considering ways to make it easier for transgender people to update their names and genders on their birth certificates.
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The HRC highlights the eight times that Indiana governor Mike Pence ducked, dodged, and declined to answer simple, straightforward questions Sunday about the state's religious freedom law and whether discrimination against LGBT Hoosiers should be illegal.
An agreement announced Friday calls for the state to pay the American Civil Liberties Union, which represented eight couples who sued to overturn Wisconsin's 2006 constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
You may have noticed that Christian Right organizations are promoting the idea that people are leaving pro-LGBTQ churches because of their support for equal rights, and for rejecting the Right’s corrupt and redefined version of religious freedom.
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.
Gender-neutral university housing and many unisex public bathrooms would be banned in Missouri under bills that have been introduced in the Legislature.
Three days after signing legislation widely criticized as a "license to discriminate" against LGBT people, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he didn't anticipate "the hostility that's been directed at our state."
Add Angie's List to the roster of companies, business interests, and civic leaders taking a stand against Indiana's new religious freedom law that critics charge is a "licenses to discriminate" against LGBT people.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he will not allow work-related city-funded travel to Indiana after the passage of a new law that has the potential to discriminate against LGBT people and others based on religious beliefs.
Hundreds of people gathered outside of the Indiana Statehouse on Saturday, some carrying "no hate in our state" signs, to rally against a new law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against LGBT people.
A Washington state florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding was fined $1,000 Friday, plus $1 for court costs and fees.
The heat over Indiana's new religious objections law spread Friday across social media and to the White House as many local officials and business groups around the state tried to jump in and stem the fallout.
“Don’t always look to Washington to solve anything. In fact, the moral crisis we have in our country, there is a role for us trying to figure out things like marriage..."
An early morning blaze on Fire Island destroyed several structures, including two well-known landmarks in a historic gay resort, and required dozens of firefighters to respond by ferry from the mainland of Long Island.
For months, the NCAA wrestling champion from Ohio State had tried time and again to share his biggest secret, but he couldn’t bring himself to verbalize two words.
Arkansas inched closer Friday toward becoming the second state this year to adopt a law that critics say would sanction discrimination against LGBT individuals, with the state Senate approving a religious protection bill.
Aetna has agreed to change its prescription drug policy to ensure that Florida consumers with HIV and AIDS can access their medications at lower costs.
Eleven GOP senators, many of whom face competitive re-election fights in 2016, supported the amendment offered by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii).
"We stand united as San Franciscans to condemn Indiana’s new discriminatory law, and will work together to protect the civil rights of all Americans including LGBT individuals."
The "Star Trek" actor also known for his gay and civil rights activism said on his popular Facebook page he wants "socially responsible companies (to) withdraw their business, conferences and support" from Indiana.
A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Obama administration from implementing a new rule under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that extends equal benefits to married, same-sex couples.
A bill to allow transgender people to change the gender listings on their birth certificates without undergoing sex reassignment surgery has passed its first test in the Colorado Legislature.
The Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to table the bill after nine members backed anti-discrimination language proposed by Rep. Mike Jacobs, a Brookhaven Republican.
NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT people.
A former Brigham Young University student has sued a university-contracted apartment complex that he says evicted him after he told his roommates he was attracted to men.
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has made good on a threat that his $4 billion company would "dramatically reduce" its investment in Indiana in response to an anti-LGBT religious freedom law.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he would sign into law a religious protection measure that opponents have said would open the door to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Members of a Georgia House panel made some changes to a divisive "religious freedom" bill, but left opponents who say it could provide legal cover for discrimination against gays and transgender people dissatisfied.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday signed into law a religious objections bill that some convention organizers and business leaders have opposed amid concern it would allow discrimination against LGBT people.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear same-sex marriage arguments this summer. The bill aims to ensure that, regardless of their ruling, same-sex marriage would face challenges in Texas.
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) wants to allow businesses and organizations access to government contracts and other federal funds even if they discriminate against married, same-sex couples.