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McConnell, Cruz among 57 Republicans urging Supreme Court to reject same-sex marriage

Friday, April 3, 2015
Mitch McConnell (left) and Ted Cruz
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz are among 57 Republicans in Congress who are calling on the Supreme Court to uphold state bans on same-sex marriage. ...

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Mike Huckabee: Gay community won’t rest until ‘there are no more churches’

Friday, April 3, 2015
Mike Huckabee
Mike Huckabee says the gay community has turned the controversies surrounding “religious freedom” legislation in Arkansas and Indiana into a “phony crisis.” ...

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N.Y. Boy Scouts council hires gay Eagle Scout despite national ban on openly gay adults

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Luis M. Alvarez, APPascal Tessier, left, a gay Boy Scout, receives his Eagle Scout badge from Troop 52 Scoutmaster Don Beckham, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Chevy Chase, Md.
The Boy Scouts' New York chapter has hired the nation's first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader in public contrast to the national scouting organization's ban on openly gay adult members. ...

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Chris Christie defends Indiana governor on religious freedom law

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)
Christie, in his first remarks on the subject in an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, focused on defending Pence: "I know Mike Pence, and he's got nothing but love in his heart for people." ...

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GOP’s Ted Cruz calls religious liberty a defining issue

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a town hall event at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
The Republican presidential candidate told an audience in Sioux City, Iowa, on Wednesday that a new Indiana law is awakening like-minded voters of various political stripes. ...

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Arkansas governor’s son thrust into national spotlight over religious freedom bill

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Seth Hutchinson, son of Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson.
Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson opening opening a new conference by saying the issue has become so divisive that his own son, Seth, was among those who signed a petition asking him to veto the bill. ...

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USC Athletic director, ‘proud father of a gay son,’ skips Indiana playoff meeting

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Pat Haden
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 ...

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Four kinds of discrimination Indiana governor Mike Pence doesn’t ‘abhor’

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
“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.
(Think Progress) ...

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Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz express support for Indiana’s ‘religious freedom’ law

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Jeb Bush (left) and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
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. ...

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Washington governor joins boycott: No state-funded travel to Indiana

Monday, March 30, 2015
Gov. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.)
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. ...

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