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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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Arkansas bid to repeal anti‑discrimination limits dropped

Friday, June 19, 2015
Demonstrators attend a rally on the steps of the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in protest of a bill that critics say will lead to discrimination against gays and lesbians.
A group dropped its campaign on Thursday to repeal an Arkansas law aimed at prohibiting cities and counties from extending anti-discrimination protections to LGBT people. ...

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Poll: Pence’s re-election on the ropes because of anti-LGBT legislation

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
A new poll reveals Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s deeply damaged political reputation continues to decline over two months after signing into law an anti-LGBT “religious refusal” bill. ...

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Special election set for Fayetteville’s LGBT anti-discrimination law

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Fayetteville, Ark.
A special election will be held later this year over a proposed Fayetteville city law intended to shield LGBT residents from discrimination. ...

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Midway becomes 8th Kentucky city to adopt LGBT Fairness ordinance

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Midway, Ky.
Midway has become the eighth Kentucky city to adopt an ordinance prohibiting discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on sexual orientation or gender identity. ...

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Leesburg, Fla., city commissioners pass law banning bias based on sexual orientation

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Leesburg-FL
Leesburg city commissioners have passed a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation after two contentious public hearings this month that divided the commission and members of the public. ...

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Nebraska lawmakers avoid taking vote on LGBT workplace protections bill

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Nebraska state capitol in Lincoln.
More than a dozen opponents of a bill that would ban discrimination against gay and lesbian workers in Nebraska refused to cast votes during debate Thursday, quietly halting any further action on the issue in 2015. ...

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17 years after Matt Shepard’s murder, Laramie, Wyo., passes measure to protect LGBT residents

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Laramie, Wyo.
The Laramie City Council has approved a local anti-discrimination ordinance in the college town where Matthew Shepard's death triggered nationwide sympathy and brought a re-examination of attitudes toward gays 17 years ago. ...

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Arkansas town votes to uphold LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Eureka Springs, Ark.
Residents in Eureka Springs, a town known both for its 66-foot-tall Jesus statue and for being a gay-friendly tourist destination, voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to uphold the anti-discrimination ordinance. ...

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Some LGBT residents critical of Utah’s new anti-discrimination law

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
After signing it, Gov. Gary Herbert holds up a copy of a bill at the Capitol, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The bill that protects Utah's LGBT residents while also ensuring religious rights became law amid a cheering crowd that contained both clergy and gay rights activists.
A Mormon church-backed anti-discrimination law that protects LGBT people and religious rights took effect Tuesday amid skepticism from some LGBT residents over whether it lives up to its promises. ...

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