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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.

Court: N.Y. Farm Owners Discriminated Against Lesbian Couple

FAMILY | By John Riley | Jan 24
A New York court last week ruled that the owners of a farm used as a wedding venue violated the state's nondiscrimination law when they turned away a lesbian couple seeking to hold their wedding ceremony there.

Short Film 'Not A Sin' Turns the Lens to LGBT Homeless Youth

MOVIES | Sep 23
Faith in America will release a short film this week entitled "Not a Sin," in anticipation of this month's Papal visit to the U.S. and the upcoming Presidential primaries.

Court's Decision in Colorado Cake Case: Gays Are Customers, Too

FAMILY | By John Riley | Aug 15
The Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday unanimously ruled that a cake shop cannot refuse service to a gay couple, pointing out the bakery is free to state its opposition but not withhold service.

No Cake for You: Handful of Counties Still Denying Marriage to Gay Couples

FAMILY | By John Riley | Jul 19
While the majority of counties across the country now appear to be in compliance with the Supreme Court's ruling, the issue will likely be revisited.

The Commandments, Restored

CULTURE | By Pier Angelo | Apr 26
"Christian" was once shorthand "trying to be a good person." Could it be again? This list of holy laws, taken right from the Bible and presented with learned commentary, is a place to start...

Sports Backlash Hits Indiana in Wake of Anti-Gay Law

SPORTS | By Roger Brigham | Apr 4
Nowhere has the reaction to Indiana's anti-gay law been more mobilized than in the national sports industry, where condemnation and calls are spreading for major amateur championships to be pulled.

In SF, Students, Parents Speak Out Against Archbishop's 'Morality' Clauses

RELIGION | Mar 21
About 500 people gathered Monday at the University of San Francisco to discuss recent proposals that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has unveiled that many say would alter education of students.

19 Kids and Calling: Michelle Duggar Involved with Anti-LGBT Robocall Campaign

RELIGION | By Bobby McGuire | Aug 20
Michelle Duggar, star of the TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" leant her voice to a homophobic and transphobic robocall campaign aimed to put pressure on council members in Fayetteville Arkansas to cast their vote against a nondiscrimination ordinance.

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