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US: Gay Indiana mayor joins Democratic presidential hopefuls

US: Gay Indiana mayor joins Democratic presidential hopefuls

(Reuters) – Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, launched an underdog 2020 bid for the White House on Wednesday, aiming to stand out as a problem-solving Midwestern outsider who would be the first openly gay nominee of a major US political party. The relatively unknown Buttigieg, 37, a two-term mayor of the […]

Indiana Governor Pence Signs Measure Limiting Damage of RFRA, but LGBT Hoosiers Remain at Risk

Indiana Governor Pence Signs Measure Limiting Damage of RFRA, but LGBT Hoosiers Remain at Risk

Facing tremendous economic damage and mounting public pressure from fair-minded Americans and business leaders, today Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed legislation limiting the damage of the state’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) but falling far short of providing a full solution. The measure fails to explicitly ensure that the RFRA won’t be used to […]

Column: Indiana – You Can’t Fight Hatred With Hatred

Column: Indiana – You Can’t Fight Hatred With Hatred

Resident columnist Andy Cast takes a look at the latest in Indiana… There’s a storm building in Indiana right now, and it’s gathering a worrying momentum.  Just in case you aren’t aware, Mike Pence, the governor there, has recently allowed a ‘religious freedom’ bill to be entered into their state laws. The purpose of this bill is […]

Watch: Gov. Mike Pence Dodges Questions On Indiana’s New Law and LGBT Equality

Following Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s brutal interview recently on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, the Human Rights Campaign has released its own new video that highlights the eight different times that he ducked, dodged, and declined to answer simple, straightforward questions about Indiana’s new law and whether discrimination against LGBT Hoosiers should be illegal.

US : Thousands March Against New Anti-Gay Law In Indiana

US : Thousands March Against New Anti-Gay Law In Indiana

Around 2,000 people marched in Indiana on Saturday (28th) against the state’s new anti-gay law, called the Restoration of Religious Freedom Act, carrying signs that said: “No Hate In Our State”, and also carrying rainbow flags. Ed Murray, the openly-gay mayor of Seattle, has said he will ban his employees from going to Indiana on […]

‘Angie’s List’ CEO Cancels $40m Indiana Expansion Because of Anti-Gay Law

‘Angie’s List’ CEO Cancels $40m Indiana Expansion Because of Anti-Gay Law

Joining the ranks of those companies, like Salesforce.com and Yelp, who are withdrawing their business from Indiana due to the recent passage of an anti-gay law called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, is Angie’s List. The  Act was signed into law last Thursday (26th) by Indiana governor, Mike Pence. Angie’s List (Nasdaq:ANGI) CEO, Bill Oesterle, yesterday […]

Yelp CEO Writes An Open Letter to States Considering Imposing Discrimination Laws

Yelp CEO Writes An Open Letter to States Considering Imposing Discrimination Laws

On Thursday last, 26th March, Yelp CEO, Jeremy Stoppleman, wrote an “Open Letter to States Considering Imposing Discrimination Laws”, after Indiana Governor, Mike Pence, signed an anti-gay law into effect. You can read the full text of Stoppleman’s letter below: “A little over one year ago I wrote an open letter to then-Arizona Governor Jan […]