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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.

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.

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.

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.