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  • Religious freedom laws not used against gays in the past

    Religious freedom laws like the one causing an uproar in Indiana have never been successfully used to defend discrimination against gays — and have rarely been used at all, legal experts say. However, past may not be prologue in these cases,...
  • The latest developments on religious-objection laws

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has urged lawmakers to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new religious-objections law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. Pence's move on Tuesday to...
  • A clash of freedoms in Indiana

    Neither side in the uproar over Indiana's "religious freedom restoration" law has been totally candid about its benefits or its dangers. That often happens in politics, an arena in which it often seems that no statement is too good to be overstated. For...
  • How do 'religious freedom' acts encourage discrimination?

    "I could have handled that better." I don't know if the captain of the Titanic ever said that. But Mike Pence did on Tuesday. The Indiana governor has managed to step on an impressive number of parts of his own anatomy recently and in the process...
  • Amend. 1, campus carry and Rubio: Letters

    Amend. 1, campus carry and Rubio: Letters
    Checks and balances Regarding the Sentinel's Sunday editorial, "Protect land, respect will of voters on Amendment 1": In the 2014 election, 75 percent of us voted for Florida Water and Land Legacy's Amendment I, but at the same time, we voted into...
  • A look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence urged lawmakers Tuesday to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. Pence's move to quell a backlash over the law...
  • Madaleno calls for ban on state-funded travel to Indiana in response to controversial law

    Madaleno calls for ban on state-funded travel to Indiana in response to controversial law
    Sen. Richard S. Madaleno Jr. called Tuesday for a ban on state-funded travel to Indiana in response to a controversial new law that critics say opens the door for businesses to discriminate on religious grounds, including against the lesbian, gay,...
  • Indianapolis ex-mayors want religious-objections law changes

    Four former and the current mayor of Indianapolis mayor say they are distressed by the fallout caused by Indiana's new religious-freedom law. In a letter to the Indianapolis Star, Richard Lugar, William Hudnut III, Stephen Goldsmith, Bart Peterson and...
  • Pence wants religious freedom law fixed, backlash continues

    Pence wants religious freedom law fixed, backlash continues
    A weary Gov. Mike Pence conceded Tuesday there's a "perception" problem with the state's new religious freedom law and he wants the General Assembly to fix it, clarifying it doesn't sanction discrimination. Pence said he wants the legislation on his desk...
  • Myanmar conflict with Kokang rebels may test draft cease-fire pact

    Myanmar conflict with Kokang rebels may test draft cease-fire pact
    Wang Jia's life in the northern Myanmar city of Laukkai was the picture of normality. The 40-year-old mother of four watched her 5-month-old son and her three other children. Her husband, a farmer, kept busy slaughtering pigs. But when fighting...
  • Arkansas gives final approval to religious freedom bill

    Arkansas gives final approval to religious freedom bill
    Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to a religious freedom bill that has drawn sharp criticism from opponents who say it opens the door to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians. The House voted Tuesday to approve the...