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In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, The Advocate reports on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin and their work to advance the causes of the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Find out about legislation related to same-sex marriage, adoption, and other issues in gay politics that will impact the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans.
These Indiana Businesses Haven't Weighed in on Discrimination
March 31 2015 4:40 PM ET

These Indiana Businesses Haven't Weighed In

A few nationally known companies have been vocal, but not every Indiana-based business has spoken out publicly about the state's new law.

Op-ed: 'Religious Discrimination' Laws Have Nothing to Do With Religion

Op-ed: 'Religious Discrimination' Laws Aren't About Religion

Julian Bond was at the forefront of the civil rights battles of the mid-20th century. He says the 'religious discrimination' bills now cropping up all over the nation are a return to the institutional intolerance of those days.

Indiana Newspaper Makes Huge Statement on Front Page

Indiana Newspaper Sends Big Message on Front Page

If Mike Pence wasn't getting the message before, the Indianapolis Star tried to get his attention.

In Op-ed, Indiana Governor Claims New Law Not Discriminatory

In Op-ed, Indiana Governor Claims Law Isn't Discriminatory

In a Wall Street Journal piece, Gov. Mike Pence says his state's new 'religious freedom' law is not a license to discriminate against LGBT people.

Subaru Comes Out Against Indiana's 'License to Discriminate'

Subaru: 'We Do Not Agree' With Indiana's Law

The famously LGBT-friendly automaker says it does not agree with Indiana's so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Arkansas Poised to Enact 'License to Discriminate'

Arkansas Poised to Enact 'License to Discriminate'

The revived bill just needs a House vote and the governor's promised signature to become law.

Original Intent of Indiana-Type Laws Has Been Warped

Original Intent of Indiana-Type Laws Has Been Warped

Originally, "Religious Freedom Restoration" acts were championed by liberal-leaning politicians and organizations.

Indiana Scrambling to 'Clarify' Discriminatory Law

Indiana Scrambling to 'Clarify' Discriminatory Law

Gov. Mike Pence has said he was 'proud' to sign the 'religious freedom' bill and promised that 'we're not going to change the law,' but members of his own party are in full damage-control mode.

Tim Cook on Standing Up to Discrimination: 'It’s Time for All of Us'

Tim Cook on Standing Up to Discrimination: 'It’s Time'

The economy will be damaged in places where license to discriminate laws move forward, he warns.

Is This Photo Proof Mike Pence Knew RFRA Discriminates Against LGBTs?

Is This Photo Proof Mike Pence Knew RFRA Discriminates?

A closer look at who attended a private signing ceremony finds some cheerleaders for discrimination.

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