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  • Texas legislative panel votes to restrict same-sex marriage

    Texas legislative panel votes to restrict same-sex marriage
    Just a week before the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, Texas lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill in committee that would bar state or local funds from being used to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
  • White House backs banning gay conversion therapy for minors

    The Obama administration spoke out Wednesday against using so-called conversion therapy on minors, saying the practice, in which mental health providers try to change a person's sexuality or gender identity, "is neither medically nor ethically...

    Fundraiser ends for pizzeria that won't cater gay weddings, raises $842K

    Fundraiser ends for pizzeria that won't cater gay weddings, raises $842K
    The fundraiser for owners of an Indiana pizzeria that became the target of widespread animosity after they said they wouldn't cater a same-sex wedding reception has come to an end after collecting more than $842,000.  A GoFundMe page started by a...

    After Indiana furor, proposed religious freedom law in Georgia dies

    After Indiana furor, proposed religious freedom law in Georgia dies
    After 14 months of bitter wrangling, Georgia’s legislative session ended with lawmakers failing to pass a contentious religious freedom bill. The defeat comes after a nationwide furor over similar legislation in Indiana and Arkansas. Opponents...

    So just what are religious freedom laws designed to protect?

    So just what are religious freedom laws designed to protect?
    In a tumultuous week that included Big Business flexing its political muscles, lawmakers in Indiana and Arkansas walked a tightrope seeking balance between two core American values: religious freedom and protection from discrimination. The governors...