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Mississippi Gov. Reduces Anti-LGBT Bill Criticism To Being Too Focused On A ‘1980s Rocker’

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) said too many people are focused on what 1980s rockers have to say about the anti-LGBT bill passed in his state. "Ama...

Britain Issues Travel Advisory For LGBT Travelers Coming To America

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.21.2016 | Queer Voices

Britain has issued a new warning for LGBT travelers visiting parts of the United States: Be wary. In an update to its U.S. travel advisory, the Britis...

Disney Threatens Bad News For Georgia If State Adopts Anti-LGBT Bill

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.24.2016 | Queer Voices

Add The Walt Disney Company to a growing list of corporations that are condemning a Georgia bill that would effectively legalize discrimination toward...

Company Says 'It's Time To Relocate' After Georgia Backs Religious Freedom Bill

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.23.2016 | Queer Voices

A Georgia-based telecom startup had a clear, pointed response after the state's senate approved a measure that will allow business owners to cite thei...

Paige Lavender

Andrew Cuomo Bans Non-Essential State Travel To Indiana Because Of New Anti-Gay Law | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has issued a ban on all non-essential state-sponsored travel to Indiana, citing the new anti-gay "religious freedom" la...

Gap, Levi's Join Other Big Companies Protesting Anti-Gay Laws

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business

The companies' CEOs issued a joint statement against the measures in Indiana and Arkansas.

Here Are 17 Major Companies Protesting States' New Anti-Gay Laws

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business

See who's taking a stand.

Apple CEO Tim Cook 'Deeply Disappointed' In Indiana's New Anti-Gay Law

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 03.27.2015 | Business

Apple CEO Tim Cook is the latest tech exec to take a stand against Indiana’s new anti-gay law. Cook took to Twitter Friday to criticize the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was signed into law on Thursday and will allow business owners to claim religious beliefs if they are sued for refusing to serve LGBT couples.

Salesforce CEO Cancels Company Events In Indiana After Passage of Anti-Gay Law

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff canceled the company’s events in Indiana over a new law that could protect business owners who refuse to serve LGBT couples.

California Attorney General Asks For Permission To Throw Out 'Shoot The Gays' Initiative

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is asking for permission to toss out the now-notorious Sodomite Suppression Act, an outrageous ballot propos...

Uganda's Anti-Gay Law and America's Right Hand

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 08.20.2014 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

While every American has a right to free exercise, I believe two initiatives of the U.S. government, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and the G.W. Bush administration's expansion of the Faith-Based Initiative, have perpetuated a very asymmetrical view of religious freedom.

It Ain't All Duck Dynasty Out Here

Anthony Flaccavento | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Anthony Flaccavento

What the small businesses of Arizona, the farmers of Missouri and the coal miners of southwest Virginia are not, is stupid. The zealots in the Arizona legislature may have finally awakened this bunch, which might well be more than they'd bargained for.

Russian Activist Charged For Pro-Gay Protest

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Russia's ban on "gay propaganda" is set to get one of its first big tests, following the charging of a young man arrested for holding up a pro-gay sig...

More Dems Come Out Against Anti-Gay Law At Olympics

The Huffington Post | Katie Burkhart | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) are the latest to join the growing backlash against Russia's anti-gay restr...

'Homosexual Conduct' STILL Listed As Criminal Offense In Texas Penal Code

Mother Jones | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

Eight years after the Supreme Court deemed Texas' anti-sodomy statute unconstitutional, the state's penal code still lists "homosexual conduct" as a c...