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Mississippi Governor Signs Anti-Gay Bill

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that supporters say will assure unfettered practice of religion without go...

Mississippi Governor To Sign Anti-Gay Bill Into Law

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

By Emily Le Coz JACKSON, Miss., April 2 (Reuters) - Mississippi's governor said he will sign a religious freedom bill approved by stat...

Don't Pile More Discrimination on LGBTQ Kids

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Kevin M. Ryan

We've watched those caskets lowered into the ground, and grieved at those wakes and funerals, just as many thousands of child advocates all across the country have done. Legislation that endorses discrimination against them will only worsen their isolation and despair.

Rick Scott Would Veto Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) stepped up to the plate on Wednesday afternoon, asserting that he would veto anti-gay legislation like Arizona's SB 1062 s...

Group Cancels Event In Phoenix Over Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hispanic National Bar Association says it will cancel its 2015 convention in Phoenix over legislation adding protections for p...

Amanda Terkel

John Kerry Weighs In On Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry spoke out Wednesday against the recently passed anti-gay legislation in Arizona, giving the Obama administ...

Phoenix City Council Calls For Veto Of Arizona Anti-Gay Bill

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Phoenix City Council on Tuesday called on Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to veto an anti-gay state Senate bill. The city council in Arizona's state capita...

Arizona Governor Returns Home Amid Furor Over Bill

AP | BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Jan Brewer returned to Arizona on Tuesday and faced a pressing decision about a bill on her desk that has prompted a national de...

As Hot-Button Decision Looms, Take A Look At Major Issues Brewer's Faced Before

AP | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) — In the coming days, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will have to decide whether to sign a proposal to let business owners with strongly held ...

Episcopal Bishops Rebuke Kansas Anti-Gay Bill

Posted 02.14.2014 | Religion

On Wednesday, Kansas' Republican-dominated House passed Bill 2453, which makes it legal for individuals, groups, and businesses to refuse services for...

Expanded Criminalization of Homosexuality in Uganda: A Flawed Narrative

Frank Mugisha | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Frank Mugisha

We can only hope that any new legislation actually deals with the real issues of child abuse and the spread of HIV in a sensible and effective way, and ignores the prejudice and myths.

Nigeria Poised to Pass 'Jail the Gays' Bill

Joe Mirabella | Posted 01.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Mirabella

A draconian bill was introduced in Nigeria's Assembly that would ultimately jail Nigeria's gay citizens and anyone who supported them if it becomes law.

Uganda Reviews Controversial Anti-Gay Bill

AP | By GODFREY OLUKYA | Posted 07.09.2011 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda -- A Ugandan parliament committee on Monday held a second day of hearings on a controversial anti-gay bill that attracted internationa...

Anti-Gay Bill In Uganda Stalls After Local And International Opposition

GlobalPost | Gregory Branch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda -- Uganda's "Anti-Homosexuality Bill," which raised a worldwide uproar over its death penalty for gay sex, has stalled in parliamentar...