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Same-Sex Marriage

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  • Samantha and Meghan among 241 same-sex marriages in Lake County

    Samantha and Meghan among 241 same-sex marriages in Lake County
    There was nothing extraordinary about the marriage of Samantha and Meghan Armes this February in the chapel at Lake Forest College. It was special — in the way all weddings should be. The reality of two women exchanging vows at wedding...
  • Illinois law on religious objection balanced by discrimination ban

     Illinois law on religious objection balanced by discrimination ban
    When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a new state law that allows people and companies to claim a religious objection to doing business with same-sex couples, he pointed to Illinois and Kentucky, saying he was simply bringing the state in line with its...
  • Discrimination in the form of religious freedom is no virtue

    Discrimination in the form of religious freedom is no virtue
      Alarmed at the prospect that the U.S. Supreme Court will sanction same-sex marriage in every state, conservative state lawmakers are intensifying efforts to provide legal cover for evangelical Christians and others who regard homosexual unions as an...
  • The conservative case for same-sex marriage

    The conservative case for same-sex marriage
    Before the current Supreme Court session ends this summer, the justices will make a landmark decision on same-sex marriage. But conservatives shouldn't wait to lose in court. They should accept same-sex marriage now. The trolls will say I'm not a real...
  • Businesses fear costly backlash from Indiana's religious freedom law

    Businesses fear costly backlash from Indiana's religious freedom law
    At the Corner Wine Bar and Wellington Pub in Broad Ripple, the menu board outside proclaimed “service for everyone.” It’s a slogan that began popping up across Indiana on Thursday, in doorways, on windows and other spots, in response...
  • The shame of Indiana's new 'religious freedom' law

    The shame of Indiana's new 'religious freedom' law
    I have a few basic rules when it comes to laws. 1) If you have to emphatically reassure citizens that your law won’t result in discrimination, it might be a bad law. 2) If you speak out proudly about the importance of your law and it garners...
  • PPP Poll: Floridians support Medicaid expansion, marriage equality

    PPP Poll: Floridians support Medicaid expansion, marriage equality
    A new poll from Public Policy Polling finds Floridians strongly support the idea of expanding Medicaid in the state to capture federal money and close the coverage gap, an option the Legislature has resisted. The poll also finds Floridians are OK with...
  • Judge in Texas blocks federal rules change for gay couples

    A federal judge in Texas has blocked temporarily federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to some gay couples. In a 24-page ruling filed Thursday in Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor granted a preliminary...
  • Indiana Gov. Pence defends religious objections law: 'This bill is not about discrimination'

    Indiana Gov. Pence defends religious objections law: 'This bill is not about discrimination'
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence vigorously defended the state religious objections bill that he signed into law Thursday as businesses and organizations including the NCAA pressed concerns that it could open the door to legalizing discrimination against gay...
  • Utah House passes church-backed anti-discrimination bill

    Utah House passes church-backed anti-discrimination bill
    A Mormon-church-backed anti-discrimination bill that protects LGBT Utah residents and religious rights received final approval at the state's Republican-controlled Legislature on Wednesday. The House of Representatives voted 65-10 to pass the bill,...
  • Top state office could be next stop for newly re-elected Fort Lauderdale mayor

    Top state office could be next stop for newly re-elected Fort Lauderdale mayor
    Jack Seiler's overwhelming victory on Tuesday, in which he racked up 71 percent of the vote and crushed his challengers, gave him more than a third term as Fort Lauderdale mayor. The city's voters provided a boost to Seiler's long-held dream of winning...