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  • Bill making it easier to change gender on records progresses

    A bill that would make it easier for transgender people to update their names and gender on their birth certificates is progressing through the Connecticut General Assembly. An early vote showed the proposed legislation cleared the legislature's Public...
  • Public Health Panel Backs Change to Law Regarding Gender Designation on Birth Certificates

    A legislative panel is backing a change to state law that would make it easier for transgender people to obtain a birth certificate that accurately reflects their gender identity. The public health committee, which has jurisdiction over birth...
  • Indiana Republicans seek to answer bias question Pence dodged

    Indiana lawmakers are seeking to say what Gov. Mike Pence wouldn't: whether a religious freedom law allows citizens and businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians. "The answer is no," House Speaker Brian Bosma, a Republican, said in a news...
  • How Indiana's new anti-LGBT law puts the state and businesses in a bind

    How Indiana's new anti-LGBT law puts the state and businesses in a bind
    The business community's response to an Indiana measure legalizing discrimination against LGBT persons in Indiana under the guise of religious "freedom" has been encouraging, even uplifting.  Several businesses and business organizations warned...
  • Valparaiso native's We Serve Everyone project takes off

    A website originally meant as a way to help Indianapolis businesses market their openness to all customers has spread like wildfire to 23 states and several major cities, including New York and Los Angeles. But the site's creator, Josh Driver, said it...
  • Indiana Gov. Mike Pence: 'We're not going to change this law'

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence: 'We're not going to change this law'
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination against gays and lesbians and said Sunday it wasn't a mistake to have enacted it. Pence appeared on ABC's "This Week...
  • Bill would help Christians in Iraq threatened by Islamic State

    Two San Diego area congressmen are among the sponsors of a bill to rescue members of religious minorities threatened with violence by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria - possibly helping them join the large Middle Eastern immigrant community in...
  • Lehigh County Seal

    Lehigh County Seal
        I wrote recently about the Lehigh County seal and the demand from the Freedom From Religion Foundation that it be changed because it's unconstitutional. The Lehigh County commissioners subsequently voted 9-0 to ignore the demand, which could lead to a...
  • When Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia was in charge: Mixed results at community group

    When Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia was in charge: Mixed results at community group
    Most of Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's career in public life has been spent as a role player behind other politicians, but his resume shows one period when he was the undisputed leader: The decade he spent guiding a fledgling community organization from a...
  • Federal officials to visit JHU as part of sexual misconduct investigation

    Federal officials to visit JHU as part of sexual misconduct investigation
    Representatives of the U.S. Department of Education will visit the Johns Hopkins University this week as part of an ongoing investigation into how the school handles sexual misconduct cases, officials said. A letter sent to Hopkins students and...
  • Pence fends off critics, says new law doesn't discriminate

    Pence fends off critics, says new law doesn't discriminate
    Gov. Mike Pence declared repeatedly Sunday he stands behind Indiana's new religious freedom legislation, blaming "an avalanche" of negative media reports for misconstruing the bill. Pence appeared on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" to...