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Ind. Gov Get's Twitter-Slapped By Broadway Diva Over Anti-Gay Law

POLITICS | By EDGE | Mar 27
Leave it to a six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald to add some major theatrics to the scene playing out over social media in response to Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's signing of a "license to discriminate" bill Thursday.

Indiana Lawmakers Send Religious Objection Bill to Governor

RELIGION | By Tom Davies | Mar 25
A religious objection bill that opponents say could legalize discrimination against gays cleared the Indiana Senate on Tuesday, positioning the state to become the first to enact such a change this year ahead of an expected SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage

Takei Calls for Boycott of Ind., Gamers Threaten to Leave

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Mar 25
LGBT activist George Takei is calling for a boycott of Indiana and a popular gaming convention has threatened to pack it up if Republican Gov. Mike Pence signs the anti-gay bill currently sitting on his desk.

Arkansas Senate Panel Backs 'Conscience Protection' Measure

RELIGION | By Andrew DeMillo | Mar 25
An effort to prevent Arkansas government from infringing on someone's religious beliefs was revived Tuesday, with a state Senate panel advancing a bill that critics have called a thinly veiled endorsement of discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Okla. Amendment Would Require Businesses to Admit 'Religious Bigotry'

POLITICS | By EDGE | Mar 12
An Oklahoma Democrat wants to force religious bigots out of the closet for all of their potential customers to see.

Appeals Court Allows Lawsuit Against Anti-Gay Scott Lively to Proceed

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Dec 10
A federal appeals court ruled that the lawsuit against anti-gay pastor Scott Lively for crimes against humanity will be allowed to proceed.

Kyrgyzstan Parliament Passes Anti-Gay 'Propaganda' Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 15
Lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan have overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to pass a bill that bans all "gay propaganda," after the U.S. condemned the Central Asian country for considering the measure.

Cameroon Frees 7 Accused of Breaking Anti-Gay Law

An official says seven people who were arrested this month on suspicion of violating Cameroon's anti-gay law have been released but will remain under close observation.

Indonesian Province Considers Caning for Gay Sex

INTERNATIONAL | By Fakhrurradzie Gade and Niniek Karmini | Sep 24
Men and women caught having homosexual sex could be publicly caned in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province if an Islam-inspired draft law is approved this week.

Chad May Criminalize Gay Sex With New Penal Code

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 22
Lawmakers in the central African country of Chad may criminalize gay sex with a 20-year prison sentence.

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