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'Religious freedom' bills: Opinions are as different as individuals in the South

<b>Jackson, Mississippi (CNN) —</b> A spate of bills across the nation, but especially across the South, has pitted religious freedom against LGBT rights, resurrecting the specter of the civil rights movement, which saw religion and race locking horns many decades ago.<p>In North Carolina, it's about which …

Ellen Drops The Mic On Mississippi’s Homophobic ‘Religious Freedom Law’

Ellen DeGeneres spoke out against Mississippi’s awful new “Religious Freedom Law” on her show Wednesday, and she handled her impassioned plea against these types of discriminatory laws with her trademark mix of humor and heart. She explains, as many watching at home may not be aware, that the word …

Why Discrimination Laws Do Damage to State Economies | Inc.com

On Tuesday, Mississippi governor Phil Bryant signed legislation known as HB 1523, making it legal for businesses and religious organizations to deny services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in that state. Mississippi joins North Carolina, whose governor at the end of March …

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Pennsylvania bans bias against transgender people | Reuters

(Reuters) - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed two anti-discrimination executive orders on Thursday aimed at safeguarding rights of transgender people, countering efforts by other states forcing them to use public bathrooms that match their gender at birth.<p>Tom Wolf delivers a speech after being …

Transgenderism of Children is Child Abuse, American College of Pediatricians Rules

The American College of Pediatricians released a statement this week declaring that gender reclassification of children, also known as transgenderism, constitutes child abuse.<p>“The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to …

Why Ellen Page's New LGBTQ Doc 'Gaycation' Is So Necessary

The actress' series on discrimination around the world unveils a dangerous reality—and a way forward.<p>Imagine that you live in a country where every day, someone like you is murdered, and the average life expectancy in your community is only 30 years old. This is what it's like to be trans in …

This lawmaker thought he was in the presence of a transgender woman. So he ‘threatened to wave his penis’ at her.

Fayetteville councilman John La Tour is being accused of confronting a woman he assumed was transgender and threatening to wave his penis at her at a …

Kentucky prisons mail policy on homosexuality under review -official | Reuters

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - Kentucky’s prisons policy that allows inmates’ mail to be censored for material they claim promotes homosexuality is under review, the state corrections commissioner said on Monday, following a complaint by the American Civil Liberties Union.<p>“I have asked our general …

What Hinduism thinks of gay sex through the ages

OPEN TO OPINION<p>Go to the Dharmashastras to understand why homosexuals were not criminalised in ancient India.<p>POLITICS<p>| Long-form | 21-03-2016<p>Bharat …

Michigan Schools To Let Students Choose Gender, Name And Bathroom

<b>Michigan’s State Board of Education has drafted a guidance that would push the state’s schools to allow all students, regardless of parental or</b> …