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Judge Fines Washington Florist Over Same-Sex Wedding Flowers

By Derrick Nunnally | Mar 28
A Washington state florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding was fined $1,000 Friday, plus $1 for court costs and fees.

With Gay Marriage Case Pending, Religion Bills Gain Ground

By Andrew DeMillo | Mar 28
With the nation's highest court set to hear arguments next month over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans, legislation is advancing in several states that critics say gives businesses license to deny services to gays on religious grounds.

Hundreds Rally Against Indiana Law, Say It's Discriminatory

By Rick Callahan | Mar 28
Hundreds of people gathered outside of the Indiana Statehouse on Saturday, some carrying "no hate in our state" signs, to rally against a new law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.

SF Mayor Pulls the Plug on Taxpayer-Funded Travel to Indiana

By EDGE | Mar 27
Don't worry San Franciscans. None of your hard earned tax dollars will go to support Indiana's economy.

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

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.

Georgia 'Religious Freedom' Bill Stalls in House Committee

Mar 27
A divisive religious freedom bill stalled Thursday in a Georgia House committee after a Republican member of the panel successfully added anti-discrimination language to the proposal.

Indiana Gov. Set to Sign 'License to Discriminate' Bill

By Tom Davies | Mar 26
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is expected to sign into law Thursday a religious objections bill that some convention organizers and business leaders have opposed amid concern it could allow discrimination against gay people.

Anti-Gay Idaho Lawmaker's Website Gets Big Gay Makeover

Mar 26
An Idaho Republican lawmaker's political website has been snapped up by a group claiming to be gay rights activists, decorated with rainbows and replaced with text requesting that the legislature meet with same-sex marriage supporters.

NY Legislators Seek More HIV, AIDS Program Funding

By EDGE | Mar 26
In a letter to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, more than 30 members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Latino and Asian Legislative Caucus -- and other lawmakers -- urge legislative leaders to increase funding for HIV/AIDS.

Arkansas Senate Panel Backs 'Conscience Protection' Measure

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.

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