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Gay rights may come at the cost of religious freedom…if you redefine religious freedom

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Religious worries over religious liberty are really just Christian worries over their receding hegemony.
Senator Jeff Merkley, one of the lead sponsors of the Equality Act, via Wikimedia Commons

Equality Act introduced with 195 Democratic and 0 Republican co-sponsors

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Even the most moderate Republicans want to protect the right to discriminate.
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Even Michigan Republicans think its state government is too anti-gay

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When majorities of Republican voters tell you to stop, it’s time to stop.
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Poll: Mike Pence’s “religious freedom” bill may cost him re-election

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The poll was commissioned by former Angie’s List CEO Bill Oesterle, an aspiring Republican public servant.
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South Bend mayor comes out in op-ed: “being more open about it could do some good.”

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“We’re moving closer to a world in which acceptance is the norm.”
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Bobby Jindal hates gays more than he hates executive orders

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Despite overwhelming objections, Jindal will issue an executive order enacting his “Marriage and Conscience Act.”
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Satanists and pot smokers testing the integrity of religious freedom laws

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All religious beliefs deserve equal protection, but some religions may be more equal than others.
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Refusing to write anti-gay messages on a cake isn’t discrimination (duh)

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We need to spend less time feeding trolls cake and more time worrying about big business’ right to discriminate.
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Even in defeat, anti-gay measures a wake-up call

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While people are still publicly calling for gays to be killed, we can’t take the progress we’ve made for granted.
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Mike Pence admits that the First Amendment is fine all by itself

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In a reversal from his position on Sunday, Governor Pence called for a “fix” to his recently-passed RFRA.
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“Moderate” GOPer Jeb Bush: Indiana straights-only law is “the right thing to do”

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Jeb Bush needs to be asked where religious conscience ends and civil society begins.
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Mike Pence tries, and fails, to defend “straights only” law

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Pence refused to say if anti-LGBT discrimination is now legal in Indiana, and ruled out new LGBT protections.
Street art shows Superman proposing to Batman, on June 12, 2013 in Tours, France. New art trend appears in France where gay marriage became legal on May 18, 2013. solkanar / Shutterstock.com

Arizona passes “Citizens United”-type law protecting corporations’ “religious beliefs”

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New law could put every state and local law, even court decisions, at risk from “religious discrimination” claims.
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