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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.

Nigerian Court Postpones Ruling on Anti-Gay Measure for 2nd Time

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 29
A Nigerian court last week delayed its ruling, for the second time, on a case that aims to repeal the country's anti-gay law.

Uganda Officials: We Welcome LGBT Tourists

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 15
Uganda's tourism officials said they welcome LGBT travelers to the African country and that they should feel safe, even though lawmakers have pushed to pass a controversial anti-gay measure.

Lawmakers in Kenya Propose New 'Stone the Gays' Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 11
Lawmakers in Kenya have proposed a new law that would call for gay people to be sentenced to death by stoning.

Uganda Lawmakers Draft Another Anti-Gay Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 29
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for Uganda’s LGBT citizens, lawmakers from the landlocked east Africa country recently drafted another anti-gay law.

Miss. Governor Signs Religious Practices Bill

RELIGION | By Emily Wagster Pettus | Apr 4
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that supporters say will assure unfettered practice of religion without government interference but that opponents worry could lead to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Miss. Governor to Sign Anti-Gay ’Religious Freedom’ Bill

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 3
Mississippi’s Republican Governor Phil Bryant said he plans to sign a religious freedom bill that could allow business owners deny service to LGBT customers based on their religious beliefs.

Will Another Anti-Gay Law Come to Tanzania?

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 1
Although Tanzania already has an anti-gay law that sentences those found guilty of homosexuality activity to 20 years to life in prison, a member of the East Africa country’s parliament is drafting a new bill that would go further.

Miss. Lawmakers Have Busy Agenda in Final Week

NATIONAL | By Emily Wagster Pettus | Mar 31
Mississippi lawmakers are scheduled to finish their three-month session the end of this week, and they have plenty of work left to do.

Miss. Religious-Practices Bill Goes to Negotiation

Mississippi lawmakers could try to write a final version of a religious-practices bill that has sparked concerns about anti-gay discrimination.

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