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Tennessee Plans to Beef Up Its Anti-Gay Counselor Exemption Bill

By John Riley | Dec 18
Not content to have passed an anti-LGBT law last year, Tennessee lawmakers are trying to add additional teeth to the measure to ensure it's as tough as possible.

As Economic Harm of HB2 Grows, NC GOP Politicians Backpedal

By Maria Dominguez | Sep 26
As unfortunate economic consequences continue to climb, with the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) both canceling events in the state, former supporters of the bill seem to be shifting position.

Mississippi Governor Honored for Anti-LGBT 'Religious Freedom' Law

By John Riley | Sep 25
The conservative think tank Heritage Foundation awarded Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) with a Conservative Leadership Award for signing a "religious freedom" bill into law, reports the Jackson Free Press.

Texas Republicans Promise to Pass Anti-LGBT Laws Next Year

By John Riley | Aug 15
What most people have seemed to take away from the recent fight over North Carolina's HB 2 is that the fallout from the controversial anti-LGBT law has caused the state much grief. Not anti-LGBT Texas lawmakers, though.

Atlanta is Awarded Super Bowl LIII Following Deal's Veto of Anti-Gay Bill

By John Riley | May 29
Atlanta is being richly rewarded with the chance to host a Super Bowl following a skirmish earlier this year over a bill that was being pushed by some lawmakers in the Georgia legislature.

Details of State Legislation Seeking 'Religious Protections'

Apr 6
Here's a look at some of anti-gay "religious protection" bills that have advanced in state legislatures over the past year.

Indiana Culture War Over Gay Rights Worries Business Leaders

By Brian Slodysko | Feb 8
Downtown Indianapolis was once so desolate that men armed with shotguns hunted pigeons on Sundays among empty buildings and a trash-strewn river canal.

Anti-Gay Oklahoma Pol Sally Kern Kills Her Own LGBT Youth-Harming Bill

Feb 7
Oklahoma GOP State Rep. Sally Kern's career, studded with anti-gay episodes, draws many colorful descriptions, but here's a label the virulently homophobic politician doesn't want: Someone whose policies increase teen abortions.

Virginia Bill Proposes Kim Davis-Style Clerk Exemptions

By John Riley | Jan 31
The Virginia Senate Committee on Courts of Justice has approved a bill that would allow county circuit court clerks or deputy clerks to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Legislative Action Center Launched in Response to Rash of Anti-Gay State Laws

By John McDonald | Jan 31
In response to a barrage of anti-LGBT bills, Equality Federation created a Legislative Action Center to empower state-based LGBT organizations to fight back.

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