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  • 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....
  • Lawmaker says he'll change religious objections bill

    A Louisiana lawmaker said Tuesday that changes are coming to his divisive religious objections bill, a key piece of Gov. Bobby Jindal's legislative agenda that has run into sharp criticism over concerns that it could lead to discrimination against gays...
  • Indiana lawmakers reject extending civil rights protections

    Republicans in the Indiana House turned aside an effort Tuesday to extend nondiscrimination protections for gays and lesbians in response to the uproar over the new religious objections law. Faced with national criticism and threats that some...
  • Lawmaker looks to spur Indiana gay rights protections debate

    A Democratic lawmaker said Monday he wanted to force an Indiana House debate over whether to extend protections for gays, lesbians and others under the state's nondiscrimination laws less than two weeks after the backlash over the religious objections...
  • Stop doubling down on LGBT discrimination: Editorial

    Stop doubling down on LGBT discrimination: Editorial
    Public attitudes on gay rights have undergone a remarkable, rapid reversal across America in recent years, including in Florida. In 2008, 62 percent of state voters approved an amendment to the constitution to ban same-sex marriage. By last year, a...
  • White House backs banning gay conversion therapy for minors

    The Obama administration spoke out Wednesday against using so-called conversion therapy on minors, saying the practice, in which mental health providers try to change a person's sexuality or gender identity, "is neither medically nor ethically...
  • Springfield, Mo., voters repeal LGBT anti-discrimination law

    Springfield, Mo., voters repeal LGBT anti-discrimination law
    Voters in Springfield, Mo., voted by a slim margin to repeal protections against discrimination for the city’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender citizens. The measure passed in Missouri’s third-largest city with 51.4% of the vote...
  • Obama seeks ban on 'conversion' therapy for sexual orientation

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is calling for a ban on psychiatric "conversion" therapies aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay, lesbian and transgendered youth, a top aide said Wednesday. The White House shares concerns over the...
  • Florida set to repeal 38-year-old ban on gay adoption

    Florida's nearly 40-year-old ban on gay adoption — which hasn't been enforced for the past five years — is about to be tossed out by the state's Republican-controlled Legislature. But it's not going without a fierce debate, including...
  • Intolerance, Jesus and Gov. Scott: Letters

    Intolerance, Jesus and Gov. Scott: Letters
    Faith or intolerance? Some faith-based adoption agencies in Florida argue their efforts to deny adoption rights to gay or lesbian couples is "all about the children," when it's clearly about intolerance. The last thing our obstructionist Florida House...
  • Rewarding Iran's behavior is clearly a terrible deal

    Rewarding Iran's behavior is clearly a terrible deal
    The announcement last week between the P5+1 and Iran felt like a late-coming April fools joke, rewarding Iran for its bad behavior. The terms require very little of Iran, and would leave the regime with an internationally recognized path to a nuclear...