Equality Act returns — with House Democrats in majority

By : Chris Johnson OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Optimistic about the prospects of enshrining a prohibition on anti-LGBT discrimination into federal law with a new Democratic majority in the U.S. House, Democrats on Wednesday introduced legislation known as the Equality Act to make that long-sought goal a reality.

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) chief sponsors of the Equality Act in their respective chambers of Congress, on Wednesday trumpeted the introduction of the legislation with great fanfare during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol.

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‘Religious liberties’ bill renews a recurring Georgia debate

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ATLANTA (AP) | A ‘religious liberties’ bill that aims to add greater protections for personal beliefs has renewed a recurring debate in Georgia about discrimination and religious freedom.

Republican state Sen. Marty Harbin of Tyrone said Feb. 28 his proposal was drafted to mirror the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, passed by Congress in 1993 and signed into law by President Bill Clinton.

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Out US skater Rippon wants Pence spat to take backseat to games

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Adam Rippon doesn’t want his monthlong dispute with Mike Pence over the vice president’s record on gay rights to overshadow his long-awaited Olympic performance.

Or those of the rest of the American team.

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Openly gay Olympian Adam Rippon has ‘no interest’ in fight with Pence

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Figure skater Adam Rippon insists he has no interest in “picking a fight” with Vice President Mike Pence, who has been chosen by the White House to lead the U.S. delegation at the Winter Olympics.

He’s not backing away from his beliefs, though.

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Conservative Corner: Religious Freedom vs. Civil Liberties

By : Mimi Planas
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Last week Indiana passed their Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Now, let’s all take a deep breath, shall we?

Much hoopla has resulted from this supposed “anti-gay” legislation enacted in Indiana March 26. The LGBT community and media are up in arms and downright livid, I have questions as to why all the drama.

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Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers on the religious freedom bill

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Newspapers in Indiana have been taking stances on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that was signed into law and the reactions from politicians, celebrities and organizations to the bill across the nation. Here is a collection of recent editorials that were published on the religious freedom bill in Indiana. 

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The Goshen News. April 4, 2015.

Time for Indiana to take next step on equal rights

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