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Details of State Legislation Seeking 'Religious Protections'

NATIONAL | Apr 6
Here's a look at some of anti-gay "religious protection" bills that have advanced in state legislatures over the past year.

GOP's Social, Fiscal Conservatives at Odds Over Gay Rights

CORPORATE | By David A. Lieb | Apr 6
For a party already being torn apart by the presidential contest, anti-gay state legislative efforts have exposed deep rifts between the GOP's social conservatives and its pro-business wing.

Anti-Marriage Resolution Advances in Tennessee

POLITICS | By John Riley | Feb 22
On Feb. 16, Tennessee lawmakers approved - without debate - a resolution expressing "disagreement with the constitutional analysis" of Obergefell v. Hodges.

Indiana Culture War Over Gay Rights Worries Business Leaders

CORPORATE | By Brian Slodysko | Feb 8
Downtown Indianapolis was once so desolate that men armed with shotguns hunted pigeons on Sundays among empty buildings and a trash-strewn river canal.

Anti-Gay Oklahoma Pol Sally Kern Kills Her Own LGBT Youth-Harming Bill

POLITICS | Feb 7
Oklahoma GOP State Rep. Sally Kern's career, studded with anti-gay episodes, draws many colorful descriptions, but here's a label the virulently homophobic politician doesn't want: Someone whose policies increase teen abortions.

Virginia Bill Proposes Kim Davis-Style Clerk Exemptions

POLITICS | By John Riley | Jan 31
The Virginia Senate Committee on Courts of Justice has approved a bill that would allow county circuit court clerks or deputy clerks to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Legislative Action Center Launched in Response to Rash of Anti-Gay State Laws

POLITICS | By John McDonald | Jan 31
In response to a barrage of anti-LGBT bills, Equality Federation created a Legislative Action Center to empower state-based LGBT organizations to fight back.

Indiana Senate Panel Kills Religious Objections Proposal

NATIONAL | Jan 27
An Indiana Senate committee has killed a bill that would have thrown out the state's contentious religious objections law and replaced it with more robust protections for the rights of worship, speech and bearing arms.

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.

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