Gov. Mike Pence Calls on Lawmakers to Protect Religious Liberty

Indiana lawmakers are debating laws to make homosexuals, bisexuals, and pansexuals specially protected groups. In his State of the State address, Gov. Mike Pence called on lawmakers to respect religious liberty and diversity of thought on marriage and sexuality, and declared he will oppose any bill that opens the door to people of faith suffering discrimination for being true to their religious beliefs.

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Court Rules ‘Shoot the Gays’ Referendum Can Be Blocked

On Monday, a judge from Sacramento County ruled that a proposed ballot measure called the “Sodomite Suppression Act,” which called for the execution of gays and lesbians throughout the state, was unconstitutional. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Raymond M. Cadei’s decision means that the measure cannot advance to the signature-gathering phase, thus barring it from being placed on the ballot.

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Oregon Christian Bakery Owners to Pay Lesbian Couple $135K

On Friday, Judge Alan McCullough, an administrative law judge in Oregon, doubled down on his January ruling that the bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa discriminated against a lesbian couple by refusing to bake them a wedding cake, and he added

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Lesbians Earn More Than Straight Women, Researchers Find

Lesbians earn 12 percent more than their straight counterparts, according to a global study. Researchers have said that the result is “puzzling”, but postulated that lesbian women may be more willing to take on jobs traditionally associated with masculine traits.

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