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Indiana convention’s CEO calls for broader LGBT protections

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Michael Ray watches a game being plays in the hallway of the Gen Con gaming convention in Indianapolis
The CEO of a massive gamers' convention that is "shopping the show" to other cities and could relocate if lawmakers don't expand protections for gays and lesbians. ...

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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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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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Pence pens Indy Pride ‘welcome letter’ without mentioning festival or LGBT community

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
Pence's letter never refers to the Pride Festival or the diverse community the 9-day event that begins Friday will attract, mentioning instead local attractions, including restaurants and theaters, visitors might patronize. ...

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Indiana, Arkansas look to move forward following religious objections uproar

Friday, April 3, 2015
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signs a reworked religious freedom bill into law after it passed in the House at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, April 2, 2015.
Two states roiled by criticism over new religious objections laws are looking to move forward after taking different approaches to changing the legislation to ease concerns about discrimination. ...

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Indiana governor approves changes to religious freedom law

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has approved changes to new law that sparked boycotts of the state amid fears that it would allow discrimination against lesbians and gays. ...

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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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Backlash intensifies as businesses, performers, states boycott Indiana over religious freedom law

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
Businesses and organizations continued their boycotts by canceling events and barring travel to Indiana over a religious objections law that critics say would allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. ...

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Indiana religious freedom debate exposes Republican divisions

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
“I think Gov. Pence has done the right thing,” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said in a March 30, radio interview. He said the law was "simply allowing people of faith space to be able to express their beliefs.”
The backlash over a religious freedom law in Indiana has the GOP's leading White House contenders in a messy clash that highlights the party's opposition to same-sex marriage and threatens to inject social issues into the early stages of the ...

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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.
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