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Texas Republicans Promise to Pass Anti-LGBT Laws Next Year

POLITICS | By John Riley | Aug 15
What most people have seemed to take away from the recent fight over North Carolina's HB 2 is that the fallout from the controversial anti-LGBT law has caused the state much grief. Not anti-LGBT Texas lawmakers, though.

Marco Rubio to Address Conference of Anti-Gay Activists

POLITICS | By John Riley | Aug 6
Sen. Marco Rubio is raising eyebrows among the LGBT community after it was revealed that he plans to address a conference of anti-gay activists in Orlando - on the two-month anniversary of the attack on Pulse nightclub.

McCrory Lets HB 2 Funding Bill Become Law Without His Signature

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Aug 6
Under a bill approved last month by the Republican-run legislature, $500,000 that was previously earmarked for disaster relief will now go towards legal costs.

Boycotts & Benefits: Artists Continue to Respond to NC Anti-LGBT Law

NATIONAL | By Jeff Taylor | Jun 18
Entertainers concerned about discrimination in North Carolina since the passage of HB2 have been alternately boycotting or playing and donating some or all of their proceeds to organizations fighting for LGBT rights.

Atlanta is Awarded Super Bowl LIII Following Deal's Veto of Anti-Gay Bill

SPORTS | By John Riley | May 29
Atlanta is being richly rewarded with the chance to host a Super Bowl following a skirmish earlier this year over a bill that was being pushed by some lawmakers in the Georgia legislature.

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.

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