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  • With Indiana in mind, the divide between art and religion

    With Indiana in mind, the divide between art and religion
    On the face of it, the now-notorious Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act would appear to be something a liberal secularist — or, at least, a liberal secularist with libertarian tendencies — could embrace. The idea of government being...
  • Evansville City Council opposes religious objections bill

    Another Indiana community is expressing its disapproval of the state's new religious objections law. The Evansville City Council voted unanimously Monday to pass a resolution opposing the law. Councilman Johnathan Weaver worked on the resolution. He...
  • State-by-state battle waged over 'conversion therapy' bans

    There have been several setbacks this year for a state-by-state campaign to ban so-called conversion therapy for gay, lesbian and transgender youth. But the White House is now officially an ally, and activists are hopeful of long-term success as they make...
  • Taylor Batten: A novel approach on gay marriage

    With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear arguments in a landmark gay-marriage case this month, South Carolina has inserted itself in a most bizarre way. The court will hear two and a half hours of arguments on April 28 in cases involving gay marriage bans...
  • Analysis: Marriage rights won't save gays from being fired in most states

    WASHINGTON Same-sex couples across the U.S. may soon have the legal right to marry. In 28 states, their employer will still have the legal right to fire them. Even as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares for arguments this month on legalizing same-sex...
  • Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 US adults now have health insurance

    Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday. As recently as 2013, slightly more than 8 out of 10 had coverage. Whether the new number from the...
  • UN report: 2014 saw extremists use of rape, sexual slavery

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said 2014 was marked by harrowing accounts of rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage being used by extremists including the Islamic State group and Boko Haram. In a report released Monday, the U.N. chief expressed "grave...
  • Eye clinic will pay $150K to settle transgender worker's lawsuit

    Eye clinic will pay $150K to settle transgender worker's lawsuit
    A Central Florida eye clinic has agreed to pay $150,000 to resolve a discrimination lawsuit brought on behalf of a transgender employee who was terminated. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit, which alleges the Lakeland...
  • Conservative groups attempting to kill prospective ABC show

    Conservative groups are trying to kill in the cradle a prospective ABC sitcom about a family upended when a teenage son comes out as gay because sex columnist and gay rights activist Dan Savage is involved in the production. The Media Research Center and...
  • Controversial religious objections bill hits snag in House

    A religious objections bill similar to laws that have ignited a political firestorm in Arkansas and Indiana ran into a roadblock with the Louisiana Legislature on Monday, the first day of the legislative session. Though it is supported by Republican Gov....
  • Rubio bid sets off scrutiny and attacks

    Rubio bid sets off scrutiny and attacks
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio's plunge into presidential politics is a high-stakes political gamble. He gives up a hard-won Senate seat in two years while setting off fierce attacks from Democrats and a host of critics. If Rubio falls short of...