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Back At It: Republicans Embrace Anti-LGBT Resolution

POLITICS | By John Riley | Aug 22
"This Act shall be construed in favor of a broad protection of free exercise of religious beliefs and moral convictions, to the maximum extent permitted by the terms of this Act and the Constitution."

Senate Defeats LGBT Student Nondiscrimination Amendment

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Jul 19
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday evening defeated an amendment to an education bill that would have provided nondiscrimination and anti-bullying protections for LGBT children in schools.

Russia Unveils 'Straight Pride' Flag

INTERNATIONAL | By Rhuaridh Marr | Jul 11
As President Obama celebrates marriage equality - which will forever be a hallmark of his presidency - members of Russian President Vladimir Putin's party have debuted a "flag for straights."

Bobby Jindal Sued Over Anti-Gay Executive Order

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Jul 5
The ACLU Foundation of Louisiana, the Forum for Equality Foundation and six individual plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit challenging an executive order issued by the Louisiana governor that would allow people to discriminate against same-sex couples.

Chris Christie Vetoes Pro-LGBT Gestational Carrier Bill

POLITICS | By John Riley | Jul 4
Transgender advocates in New Jersey may be biting their nails after Gov. Chris Christie (R) issued a veto of a pro-LGBT surrogacy bill on Monday, June 30th.

Why Doesn't Rand Paul Want to Talk About LGBT Equality?

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Apr 11
As Rand Paul jumped into the race for president during a Tuesday rally in Louisville, Kentucky, the senator articulated a vision of a big tent Republican Party, while making clear he has no desire to talk about LGBT rights.

Cruz and Lankford Introduce Resolution of Disapproval to Overturn Council Bill

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Mar 29
Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) on March 18 introduced a resolution aimed at overturning the Human Rights Amendment Act, a bill passed by the D.C. Council in December 2014.

Inhofe Amendment Brings Religious Liberty Debate to the Senate

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Mar 29
One of the Senate's most conservative members is taking the debate over religious freedom and LGBT equality to the national level, with the introduction of an amendment advocates say would undermine marriage equality.

Anti-Gay Idaho Lawmaker's Website Gets Big Gay Makeover

An Idaho Republican lawmaker's political website has been snapped up by a group claiming to be gay rights activists, decorated with rainbows and replaced with text requesting that the legislature meet with same-sex marriage supporters.

Takei Calls for Boycott of Ind., Gamers Threaten to Leave

LGBT activist George Takei is calling for a boycott of Indiana and a popular gaming convention has threatened to pack it up if Republican Gov. Mike Pence signs the anti-gay bill currently sitting on his desk.

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