The New Intolerance

The Wall Street Journal March 30, 2015 Indiana isn’t targeting gays. Liberals are targeting religion. In the increasingly bitter battle between religious liberty and the liberal political agenda, religion is losing. Witness the media and political wrath raining down upon Indiana because the state dared to pass an allegedly anti-gay Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The[…]

Ind. to ‘clarify’ new law decried as anti-gay

Washington Post By Sandhya Somashekhar and Mark Berman March 30, 2015 Republican lawmakers in Indiana promised Monday to amend a religious liberties bill that critics have labeled as anti-gay, bowing to protests that have rapidly spread to several other states considering similar measures. Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma (R) said the legislature would act as[…]

How Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Law Could Fail

National Journal By Sam Baker March 29, 2015 The debate over same-sex marriage isn’t actually over yet, but opponents are already turning their attention to state non-discrimination laws. New state laws opening the door to discrimination against same-sex couples are here to stay—but that doesn’t mean they’ll work. Even if (and likely when) the Supreme[…]

Gov. Pence defends religious freedom bill amid continued criticism

Washington Post By Josh Hicks and Sarah Halzack March 29, 2015 Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) on Sunday defended the religious freedom bill that he signed last week, saying the growing outrage over the legislation stems from “a tremendous amount of misinformation and misunderstanding.” Critics of the new law say it gives businesses a license[…]