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  1. Indiana governor supports clarifying religious objection lawRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | KAUZ

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he would support legislation to "clarify the intent" of a new state law that has attracted widespread criticism over concerns it could allow discrimination against gay people. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he would support legislation to "clarify the intent" of a new state law that has attracted widespread criticism over concerns it could allow discrimination against gay people.

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  2. Gov. Mike Pence wants Indiana's new hate law to be 'clarified'Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    It seems that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence thinks the license-to-hate legislation that he eagerly signed last week needs some clarification : Gov. Mike Pence, scorched by a fast-spreading political firestorm, told The Star on Saturday that he will support the introduction of legislation to "clarify" that Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act does not promote discrimination against gays and lesbians. [...] Asked if that legislation might include making gay and lesbian Hoosiers a protected legal class, Pence said, "That's not on my agenda."

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  3. Closet Case: Kerryn Phelps & Jackie StrickerRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Sydney Star Observer

    IN February 1998, Jackie Stricker got a phone call from a journalist at Sydney newspaper The Sunday Telegraph , who told her they were going to print a story outing her and her wife Kerryn Phelps as gay. Stricker, a school teacher, had just returned from New York where she and Phelps had married.

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  4. Gov. seeks to 'clarify' Indiana 'religious freedom' lawRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, scorched by a fast-spreading political firestorm, said Saturday that he will support the introduction of legislation to "clarify" that the state's controversial "religious freedom" law does not promote discrimination against gays and lesbians. "I support religious liberty, and I support this law," Pence said in an interview with The Indianapolis Star .

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  5. Arkansas follows Indiana into 'religious freedom' fightRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    Indiana was the focus of harsh news this week when Gov. Mike Pence signed a "religious freedom" act and much of the business and political world erupted in criticism. Those opposed to the law, which allows businesses to refuse service to potential customers and clients on religious grounds, say it's a clear shot at the LGBT community - in particular those advocating or wanting to participate in same-sex marriage.

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  6. Angie's List Action Joins Cook Scolding Indiana Over LawRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    The company's announcement Saturday that it was pulling its planned $40 million investment from City-County Council consideration, days before it planned to break ground, follows statements of concern about the Indiana law earlier this week by technology-industry leaders including Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook and Salesforce.com Inc. CEO Marc Benioff. Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law Thursday.

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  7. LGBT anti-discrimination issue complicates Jacksonville mayor's raceRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

    Guess where you'll find the most gay Floridians? It's not Miami. The Florida metro area with the highest percentage of residents who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is actually Jacksonville , followed by Miami and Tampa Bay , according to Gallup polling.

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  8. Maryland allows Confederate license plates, but blocks other messagesRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

    In a dispute over a proposed Confederate battle flag license plate in Texas, the Supreme Court struggled Monday to balance worries about government censorship and concerns that offensive messages could, at worst, incite violence. In a dispute over a proposed Confederate battle flag license plate in Texas, the Supreme Court struggled Monday to balance worries about government censorship and concerns that offensive messages could, at worst, incite violence.

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  9. Swarens: Gov. Mike Pence to push for clarification of 'religious freedom' lawRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Palladium-Item

    Gov. Mike Pence, scorched by a fast-spreading political firestorm, told The Star on Saturday that he will support the introduction of legislation that will attempt to "clarify" that Indiana's controversial "rel Swarens: Gov. Mike Pence to push for clarification of 'religious freedom' law Gov. Mike Pence, scorched by a fast-spreading political firestorm, told The Star on Saturday that he will support the introduction of legislation that will attempt to "clarify" that Indiana's controversial "rel Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://on.jconline.com/1CkGHV2 Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Saturday that he will push for legislation to "clarify" Indiana's newly enacted and highly controverisal "religious freedom" law.

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  10. CNN, Chris Cuomo Invite Gay Radical Radio Host to Blast Indiana's 'Rebranded Bigotry'Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | NewsBusters.org

    CNN and New Day anchor Chris Cuomo stacked the day against social conservatives again on Friday morning. A segment on Indiana Governor Mike Pence's passing of a Religious Freedom Restoration Act , CNN asked on screen"'Religious Freedom' Law Legalize Discrimination?," as Cuomo wondered out loud "'why is there so much concern about how others choose to love?" Cuomo began his report by noting that Governor Pence signed a "religious freedom" bill that "may allow business to refuse service to gays on the basis of the...owner's faith."

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  11. Indiana Officials Deal with Fallout from Anti-Gay BillRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Drudge Retort

    Officials in Indiana are trying to address the huge negative attention the state is receiving since Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill that allow businesses to claim religious objections to serving gay customers. After a #boycottindiana movement began on Twitter, groups such as the Indiana Chamber of Commerce have taken to social media with messages that the state is full of welcoming businesses.

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  12. Arkansas Senate overwhelmingly approves anti-LGBT bill similar to one roiling IndianaRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Raw Story

    The Arkansas Senate overwhelmingly approved on Friday a Republican-backed bill whose authors say is intended to protect religious freedoms but critics contend could allow businesses to refuse service to gay people. The Republican governor of Indiana signed into law a similar "religious freedom" bill on Thursday, prompting protests from human rights groups and criticism from some business leaders.

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  13. In an age of omnipresent social media, often cloaked by anonymity,...Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

    In an age of omnipresent social media, often cloaked by anonymity, combined with a dizzying array of hook-up websites and apps, traditional methods of tracing transmitted diseases are fast becoming outdated. In the olden days, prior to the turn-of-the-century, tracking down sexually transmitted diseases was mostly old-fashioned gumshoe work.

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  14. Tasmania's first surrogate family calls for more supportRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | ABC News

    A Devonport couple has become the first in Tasmania to use a surrogate to have a baby, but it is a dream that remains out of reach for many. Two and a half years since altruistic surrogacy was legalised in Tasmania, Holly Gleeson and her partner are the only couple to navigate the complex legal framework to enable their first child to be born.

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  15. Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it's discriminatoryRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Erie Times News

    Hundreds of people gathered outside of the Indiana Statehouse on Saturday, some carrying "no hate in our state" signs, to rally against a new law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people. The law's supporters, however, contend the discrimination claims are overblown and insist it will keep the government from compelling people to provide services they find objectionable on religious grounds.

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  16. Pence Will Seek Clarification of Religious Freedom LawRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence , "scorched by a fast-spreading political firestorm ," told the Indianapolis Star that "he will support the introduction of legislation to 'clarify' that Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act does not promote discrimination against gays and lesbians." Associated Press : "Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading 'no hate in our state,' gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people."

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  17. Backlash builds over Indiana's religious freedom lawRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | CBS News

    Surrounded by nuns, Franciscan monks and orthodox Jews, Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday signed the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" into law. Going into effect in July, it protects the right of a person or business to follow their religious beliefs.

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  18. Seattle Mayor Bans Travel to Indiana Over 'Religious Freedom'Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | ABC News

    The mayor of Seattle today prohibited municipal employees from traveling to Indiana on city funds, as the backlash spread against the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's decision comes in response to the law signed Thursday by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence that allows businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians for religious reasons.

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  19. Hundreds rally against Indiana law as 'path to discrimination'Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading ''no hate in our state,'' gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people. Since Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill into law Thursday, Indiana has been widely criticized by businesses and organizations around the nation, as well as on social media with the hashtag #boycottindiana.

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  20. Protecting faith or legalizing bias? New Indiana law has both sides in 'damage control' modeRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | WAVE-TV Louisville

    Donald Hanlon has seen only pride and support from neighbors and fellow business owners since Pride, Southern Indiana's only gay and transgender bar, opened last September. "This bill is not about discrimination," Governor Mike Pence said Thursday.

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