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Hundreds rally at Indiana state capitol in opposition to anti‑LGBT religious freedom law

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Thousands of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State House to rally against that legislation Saturday, March 28, 2015. Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill Thursday prohibiting state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her 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. [...]

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Judge fines Washington florist who refused services for same-sex couple’s wedding

Friday, March 27, 2015
Barronelle Stutzman
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. [...]

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Indiana officials, businesses scramble to stem ‘religious freedom’ law fallout

Friday, March 27, 2015
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
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. [...]

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Arkansas Senate approves anti-LGBT religious protection bill

Friday, March 27, 2015
Arkansas state capitol in Little Rock.
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. [...]

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San Francisco mayor Ed Lee bans taxpayer funded city worker travel to Indiana

Friday, March 27, 2015
Ed Lee
"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." [...]

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‘Star Trek’ star George Takei calls for Indiana boycott over anti-LGBT law

Friday, March 27, 2015
George Takei
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. [...]

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Georgia religious freedom bill stalls in House committee

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Georgia
The Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to table the bill after nine members backed anti-discrimination language proposed by Rep. Mike Jacobs, a Brookhaven Republican. [...]

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NCAA says it will monitor impacts of Indiana religious freedom bill

Thursday, March 26, 2015
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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. [...]

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Former-BYU student says he was evicted from apartment over same-sex attraction

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Village at South Campus in Provo, Utah.
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. [...]

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Salesforce cancels all travel to Indiana, won’t subject customers or employees to discrimination

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Marc Benioff
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. [...]

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