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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Legalizes LGBTQ Discrimination

The governor's executive action is in response to the failure of the GOP-majority state legislature to pass the so-called Louisiana Marriage and Conscience Act, which would codify discrimination of LGBTQ people by those who oppose marriage equality.

The governor’s executive action is in response to the failure of the GOP-majority state legislature to pass the so-called Louisiana Marriage and Conscience Act, which would codify discrimination of LGBTQ people by those who oppose marriage equality.

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Notre Dame Once Again Loses Legal Battle Against Birth Control Benefit

The decision released Tuesday is a strong endorsement of the Obama administration's accommodation process for religiously affiliated nonprofits that object to providing contraception in health-care plans.

The decision released Tuesday is a strong endorsement of the Obama administration’s accommodation process for religiously affiliated nonprofits that object to providing contraception in health-care plans.

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Indiana Governor Signs TRAP Bill

Indiana's Republican Gov. Mike Pence quietly signed a bill creating more regulations for abortion clinics while he was receiving heated criticism for a so-called religious liberty law and dealing with a serious public health crisis in the form of an HIV outbreak.

Indiana’s Republican Gov. Mike Pence quietly signed a bill creating more regulations for abortion clinics while he was receiving heated criticism for a so-called religious liberty law and dealing with a serious public health crisis in the form of an HIV outbreak.

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Michigan Democrats: Outlaw LGBTQ Employment, Housing Discrimination

A person can be fired, denied housing, and refused health care for being gay or transgender in Michigan. That could change this year, as Democratic lawmakers are seeking to extend statewide non-discrimination protections to LGBTQ residents.

A person can be fired, denied housing, and refused health care for being gay or transgender in Michigan. That could change this year, as Democratic lawmakers are seeking to extend statewide non-discrimination protections to LGBTQ residents.

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Purvi Patel Appeals Feticide, Felony Neglect Conviction

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was central in the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.

Attorneys for Patel, who was jailed following a miscarriage in 2013, claim prosecutors produced no evidence that the Indiana woman took medication to terminate her pregnancy.

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Indiana Lawmaker: Arming Women Is the Solution to Domestic Violence

A Republican lawmaker in Indiana stirred controversy last week when he suggested that women can prevent domestic violence with gun ownership, despite national statistics that show quite the opposite.

A Republican lawmaker in Indiana stirred controversy last week when he suggested that women can prevent domestic violence with gun ownership, despite national statistics that show quite the opposite.

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Rights-Based Maternity Care Must Become a Global Priority

Beginning last year, advocates launched the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights on April 11 to ensure that combating the mistreatment women around the world face during pregnancy, labor, and childbirth becomes a matter of global importance.

Beginning last year, advocates launched the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights on April 11 to ensure that combating the mistreatment women around the world face during pregnancy, labor, and childbirth becomes a matter of global importance.

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After Anti-Gay Pizza Parlor Gets $800,000, Activists Crowdfund for Homeless LGBT Youth

A campaign dubbed #Pizza4Equality has raised more than $100,000 in just four days to benefit a national advocacy organization for homeless LGBT youth.

Campaigns like #Pizza4Equality are trying to match the massive outpouring of support for two anti-marriage equality pizza store owners in Indiana.

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Justice in Colorado Will Not Come From Putting More Pregnant Women in Danger

The attack on Michelle Wilkins was an unfathomable act of cruelty. However, Colorado legislators must not use it as grounds for passing new feticide laws that will actually make pregnant women vulnerable to arrest and punishment.

The attack on Michelle Wilkins was an unfathomable act of cruelty. However, Colorado legislators must not use it as grounds for passing new feticide laws that will actually make pregnant women vulnerable to arrest and punishment.

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The Purvi Patel Case, and Conservative Rhetoric on Rape

On this episode of Reality Cast, Lynn Paltrow explains the Purvi Patel case in Indiana, and host Amanda Marcotte discusses the “religious freedom” debate. In another segment, Marcotte examines how conservative rhetoric on rape is getting uglier.

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