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PopUps: Rihanna Slams Indiana's 'Religious Freedom Law,' Debuts New Song

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 6
While performing at March Madness Music Fest in Indiana Saturday, Rihanna slammed Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Sports Backlash Hits Indiana in Wake of Anti-Gay Law

SPORTS | By Roger Brigham | Apr 4
Nowhere has the reaction to Indiana's anti-gay law been more mobilized than in the national sports industry, where condemnation and calls are spreading for major amateur championships to be pulled.

'Praise the Lord' Pizzeria Temporarily Closes After Refusing to Serve Gay Weddings

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 2
A pizzeria in Indiana has temporarily closed shop after its owners made headlines and were ridiculed on social media Wednesday for publicly announcing they would serve gay people, but not cater gay weddings.

Pizza At A Gay Wedding? Not In This Indiana Town

RELIGION | By EDGE | Apr 1
It didn't take long for one Indiana business to openly state that they will avail themselves of the state's newly adopted Religious Freedom Restoration Act to deny service to gays and lesbians.

Washington Gov. Joins Boycott: No State Funded Travel to Indiana

NATIONAL | Mar 31
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee says he is imposing an administration-wide ban on state-funded travel to Indiana after the passage of a new law that critics say has the potential to discriminate against gays and others based on religious beliefs

Fight Over 'Religious Freedom' Objection Proposals Shift to Arkansas

RELIGION | By Andrew Demllo | Mar 31
The fight over "religious freedom" proposals facing increasing criticism from businesses and advocates who call them a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians has shifted toward Arkansas,

Indiana Governor: 'We're Not Going to Change the Law'

NATIONAL | Mar 30
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he is "not going to change" the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination.

Ind. Gov Get's Twitter-Slapped By Broadway Diva Over Anti-Gay Law

POLITICS | By EDGE | Mar 27
Leave it to a six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald to add some major theatrics to the scene playing out over social media in response to Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's signing of a "license to discriminate" bill Thursday.

Arkansas Senate Panel Backs 'Conscience Protection' Measure

RELIGION | By Andrew DeMillo | Mar 25
An effort to prevent Arkansas government from infringing on someone's religious beliefs was revived Tuesday, with a state Senate panel advancing a bill that critics have called a thinly veiled endorsement of discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Indiana Lawmakers Send Religious Objection Bill to Governor

RELIGION | By Tom Davies | Mar 25
A religious objection bill that opponents say could legalize discrimination against gays cleared the Indiana Senate on Tuesday, positioning the state to become the first to enact such a change this year ahead of an expected SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage

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