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Northern Ireland bakery owners to appeal discrimination verdict over ‘gay cake’

Thursday, May 28, 2015
The requested cake, as provided by another bakery.
The owners of a Northern Ireland bakery that refused to bake a cake supporting same-sex marriage said Thursday they would appeal their conviction for discrimination. [...]

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Alabama House committee kills bill that would have banned LGBT discrimination

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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The delay on Wednesday in the House Judiciary Committee essentially kills a bill that would have protected individuals from discrimination in areas including employment and housing. [...]

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Anti-gay marriage religious objections bill clears North Carolina House panel

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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A House judiciary panel scheduled debate Wednesday on legislation allowing some court officials to decline carrying out same-sex marriage duties. [...]

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Analysis: Anti-gay bill rejection gives Jindal a campaign opportunity

Monday, May 25, 2015
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.)
By voting down a proposal to give special protections to people who oppose same-sex marriage, lawmakers thought they had put the divisive issue to bed and ended one of the major controversies of the legislative session. [...]

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The Christian Right’s claims of persecution by the secular state ring hollow

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Bayard Rustin
As a society we have long wrestled with religious objections to a wide range of public interests, from African American civil rights, to mandatory vaccinations, and even public schooling... [...]

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Alabama GOP leader says ‘religious freedom’ bills targeting gays likely dead

Thursday, May 21, 2015
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The Republican leader of the Alabama Senate said Thursday that he believes religious freedom bills that target gays and lesbians are likely dead for the legislative session. [...]

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Critics bash Jindal over ‘religious freedom’ executive order

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Gov. Bobby Jondal (R-La.)
"Arrogant" and "cynical" — that's what Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called President Barack Obama last fall after the president issued an executive order addressing the hot-button social issue of illegal immigration. [...]

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Defiant Jindal issues executive order after Louisiana House panel kills anti-gay bill

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.)
Louisiana lawmakers on Tuesday shelved a divisive religious objections bill pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal, but the governor fought back, issuing an executive order aimed at doing the same thing. [...]

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Louisiana House committee kills anti-LGBT ‘religious freedom’ bill

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Louisiana state capitol in Baton Rouge.
Our legislators decided that Louisiana would not be the next Indiana and voted to return HB 707 to the calendar, effectively killing the bill, reports Equality Louisiana. [...]

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Northern Ireland baker guilty of discrimination for refusing ‘support gay marriage’ cake

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The requested cake, as provided by another bakery.
The judge said the bakery was a business, not a religious organization, and therefore had no legal basis to reject an order based on a customer's sexual orientation or beliefs. [...]

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