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Georgia legislators pass anti-LGBT ‘religious liberty’ bill despite governor’s objection Raw Story  •  March 16, 2016 A religious freedom bill described by opponents as being discriminatory against same-sex couples passed the Georgia state legislature on Wednesday night in an 11th hour vote ahead of the session’s close. The legislation, dubbed the Religious Liberty Bill, still has to be signed by Georgia’s Repu
This Is What Kentucky’s Anti-LGBT Pro-Discrimination Plan Looks Like Think Progress  •  March 16, 2016 Kentucky is the latest state advancing legislation specifically designed to enable discrimination against the LGBT community. On Tuesday, the state Senate voted 22-16 to advance S.B. 180, which creates “protected rights” and “protected activities” — in short, nobody has to serve anybody
Backlash may suppress GA religious discrimination bills 11 Alive  •  March 2, 2016 ATLANTA — Opponents of a so-called religious freedom bill that passed the Senate last week say they are cautiously optimistic it won’t become law. This, after opposition has mounted from different parts of the state. A backlash has been underway for days relating to a bill the Senate passed
Six GOP Candidates Pledge To Sign Anti-Gay Discrimination Into Law Think Progress  •  December 19, 2015 Six of the Republican candidates vying for the presidency have signed a pledge promising to support legislation during their first 100 days in the White House that would use the guise of “religious liberty” to give individuals and businesses the right to openly discriminate against LGBT people
NEW REPORT: State and Federal Religious Exemptions and the LGBT Community Movement Advancement Project  •  September 1, 2015 This content is only viewable by Equality Federation state and national partners. Please login to view this content. Login
The “First Amendment Defense Act” Is The Next Attack on LGBT Rights Media Matters for America  •  July 28, 2015 In response to the Supreme Court’s historic marriage equality ruling, conservative media has endorsed a newly proposed federal bill called the “First Amendment Defense Act” (FADA). Though conservatives have touted FADA as an effort to protect religious liberty, critics warn the bil
TALKING POINTS: Mike Lee/Raul Labrador FADA legislation (S.1598 & H.R.2802) Freedom For All Americans  •  July 17, 2015 This content is only viewable by Equality Federation state and national partners. Please login to view this content. Login