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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,...
  • Indiana needlessly embarrasses state while endangering business climate

    Indiana needlessly embarrasses state while endangering business climate
    As an Indiana native working in Chicago, I always laughed along with colleagues who mocked my Hoosier roots in fun, typically asking them to speak more slowly so I could follow. It never bothered me because of my pride in being a small-town kid in the...
  • Boom in Latino Evangelical churches underscores growing population

    SAN JOSE When Alvaro Urbina first walked into the Jubilee Christian Church, his marriage was in crisis and his daughter gravely ill. A Mexican immigrant who came to the United States in 1993, he was desperate for a place he could feel at home. "People...
  • Rekha Basu: Indiana 'religious freedom' law needs repeal

    If Iowa had Indiana's laws in effect, including the newly passed so-called religious freedom one, some religious owner of a hotel, restaurant or event center could invoke it to block access by the visiting former prime minister of Iceland and her wife....
  • 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...
  • Democrat O'Malley hits GOP support for Indiana law

    Likely Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley says it's "shameful" for Republicans to support an Indiana law that critics see as legalizing discrimination against gays and lesbians. The former Maryland governor criticized 2016 Republican...
  • Featured pets

    Dogs Here are some of the dogs currently available for adoption at the Baltimore Humane Society. Some animals may have been adopted prior to publication. For a full list as well as fees, pictures and more information, visit http://bmorehumane.org/adopt/...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wal-Mart urges Arkansas governor to veto religion bill

    Retail giant Wal-Mart says Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson should veto a religious-objection bill that critics say would open the door to widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians. Wal-Mart Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon said in a statement...
  • Indiana religious freedom law spells trouble 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...