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Anti-Gay ’Religious Practices Bill’ Headed To Miss. Governor

Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
Mississippi lawmakers passed the final version of a bill that says state and local governments cannot put a substantial burden on religious practices, a measure that sparked debate about possible discrimination against gay people and other groups

Virginia’s 2014 Session Setbacks

By John Riley | Sunday Mar 16, 2014
Equality Virginia came into this year’s legislative session with optimism, but two vacant state Senate seats, and a Republican-dominated House of Delegates conspired to defeat many of the organization’s top initiatives.

Miss. Lawmakers Divided Over Arizona-Style Anti-Gay Bill

By Emily Wagner Pettus | Saturday Mar 8, 2014
Lawmakers in conservative Mississippi find themselves in a tug-of-war over a religious-practices bill that some say is uncomfortably similar to one recently vetoed by Arizona’s Republican governor.

GA. Anti-Gay Bill Part Of GOP Election Year Agenda

By Christina Cassidy | Tuesday Mar 4, 2014
The Republican leadership in the General Assembly has kept tight control of its election-year agenda, ensuring some of the more controversial bills have not reached the floor for a vote.

Republican Factions Split Over Arizona Bill

By Bob Christie and Nicholas Riccardi | Friday Feb 28, 2014
Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of a bill allowing businesses to refuse service to gays exposed a fracture within the Republican Party between social conservatives and the GOP’s pro-business wing.

Arizona Gov’s Veto Aimed At Own Party’s Right

Thursday Feb 27, 2014
Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer slapped down the right wing of her own party, vetoing a bill pushed by social conservatives that would have allowed people with sincerely held religious beliefs to refuse to serve gays.

Fla. Republican Gov: I’d Veto Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
With Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona’s recent decision to veto a controversial bill that would allow business owners to refuse service to gays, Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott says he would veto anti-gay legislation.

Touchdown: The NFL Saves Arizona From Itself

By Sue O’Connell | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
One can only imagine how difficult it must have been for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer this week. Never one to embrace logic, she was presented with a bill that a logical person would simply reject.

Uganda Health Minister: Gays Will Still Get Care

By Rodney Muhumuza | Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
The medical workers who knew he was gay ignored him, attending to those who arrived after him as they openly gossiped about his homosexuality.

’DOMA 2: The Tea Party’s Revenge’ Introduced by Cruz and Lee

By Bobby McGuire | Thursday Feb 13, 2014
A bill believed to be authored by SPLC hate group the Family Research Council that limits federal recognition of same-sex unions was introduced today by Republican Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah.