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Indiana governor Mike Pence defiant on religious objections law in re-election campaign launch

Friday, June 19, 2015
Protestors against Indiana Gov. Mike Pence gather outside where Pence will formally announce his reelection campaign in Indianapolis, Thursday, June 18, 2015.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence launched his re-election campaign Thursday night by taking a defiant stance against critics of the state's new religious objections law that battered his image as a national star among conservatives. ...

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Michigan governor signs bill allowing adoption agencies to reject same-sex couples

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.)
Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a law letting private adoption agencies with state contracts decline to participate in referrals against their religious beliefs, despite criticism that it amounts to government-sanctioned discrimination against gay couples. ...

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Transgender woman files complaint over breast surgery denial

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Alexa Rodriguez
A transgender woman has filed a complaint against Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, saying she was denied breast implant surgery because of her gender identity. ...

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Organized Religion – Oy

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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I’m tired of the Christian religion showing up in my government and my schools and anywhere else they deem it necessary to save humanity. It irritates me that Christians believe that their religion should dictate the laws of the land ...

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Transgender woman says Tempe bar told her ‘we don’t serve your kind’

Monday, June 8, 2015
Briana Sandy
A transgender woman ignited a social-media firestorm Sunday when she reported on Facebook that she'd been kicked out of a popular Tempe, Ariz., bar because of her gender identity. ...

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An UnFreedom Summer: LGBT rights are not a threat to religious freedom

Sunday, June 7, 2015
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Summer campaigns on a variety of concerns have sought to cast themselves in the heroic moral tradition of the Freedom Summer – though none has been as dramatic as the events of the summer of 1964... ...

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EEOC files discrimination lawsuit on behalf of transgender employee

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Deluxe Corp. in Shoreview, Minn.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the suit Friday against Shoreview-based Deluxe Financial Services Corp. ...

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N.Y. Assembly approves bill to outlaw transgender discrimination – for the 8th consecutive year

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
New-York-state
The New York state Assembly has voted again to outlaw discrimination against transgender people, but the measure appears stalled in the state Senate. ...

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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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