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  • Uproar over Indiana religious freedom law shows shift in gay rights fight

    Uproar over Indiana religious freedom law shows shift in gay rights fight
    In other times, maybe even fairly recently, the religious freedom law signed last week in Indiana could have allowed Republican lawmakers to appeal to their core conservative supporters without attracting much notice from the general public. But the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gay rights pioneer to argue Supreme Court marriage case

    Mary Bonauto, the Boston lawyer who won the first gay marriage rulings in Massachusetts and Vermont, will lead the argument before the Supreme Court in favor of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage nationwide. Bonauto has been seen by gay...
  • What does Indiana's religious freedom law do for Republicans?

    WASHINGTON The furor this week over Indiana's religious freedom law means new trouble nationally for a Republican Party that's been fighting an image of intolerance for years. Politically, this is the first big, bruising social issue skirmish of the 2016...
  • Free to discriminate in Indiana

    Free to discriminate in Indiana
    Neither side in the uproar over Indiana's religious freedom 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 example,...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Iran nuclear talks push past deadline; gaps still to bridge on program restraints With stubborn disputes unresolved, negotiators extended nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers past a self-imposed Tuesday midnight deadline in an effort to hammer...
  • New York governor bans some state-funded travel to Indiana

    New York governor bans some state-funded travel to Indiana
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday banned non-essential, state-funded travel to Indiana in response to that state's religious freedom law that critics say opens the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians. The ban applies to all state agencies and...
  • Margaret Carlson: Ellen Pao got clobbered for daring to lean in

    Margaret Carlson: Ellen Pao got clobbered for daring to lean in
    Abandon hope all ye women who enter the workplace expecting justice, or just a break. Fifty years after women began agitating, litigating and lobbying to end sexual harassment and gender discrimination, things are a bit better, but the struggle is far...
  • NY Gov. Cuomo bans some state-funded travel to Indiana

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday banned nonessential, state-funded travel to Indiana over its religious freedom law that critics say opens the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians. The ban applies to all state agencies and public colleges and...
  • Q&A: The debate over the religious freedom law

    WASHINGTON Twenty states and the federal government have passed laws similar to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Indiana measure that suddenly has roiled politics in the Hoosier State and beyond, and has become the latest front in the culture...