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Dan Patrick defended the bill, saying: “This has never been about discrimination. It is about common sense, common decency and public safety.”
Judge W. Mitchell Nance said he would refuse to hear cases involving lesbian, gay or bisexual adults hoping to adopt children.
LGBT rights groups said they would challenge the bill in court if it became law.
Julia Tate-Keith, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of the couples, said the law’s aim was to take away same-sex rights.
The legislation requires words in Tennessee law be interpreted with their “natural and ordinary meaning, without forced or subtle construction that would limit or extend the meaning of the language.”
“What began as a place for fun and joy is now sacred ground,” said the club’s owner, Barbara Poma.
More fantasy language from Republicans denying discrimination. Hate uses religion again as the orphan and abortion count likely to rise as consequence.
Ban is constitutional and does not impinge upon free exercise of religion, justices say.
“So-called ‘conversion therapy’ isn’t therapy at all — it’s a tortuous, fraudulent practice,” said Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), one of the bill’s sponsors.
Republicans told the president to consider Americans that “have been harmed and left unprotected for far too many years” — religious conservatives.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit awarded $585,470 in attorneys’ fees and about $20,000 in costs arising from the challenge to the plaintiffs in the case.
The filing marks the first significant move in a complicated legal battle challenging the state’s nondiscrimination laws since the replacement of the original law.
The Eliminate Hate Campaign seeks to draw attention to groups it sees as extreme and hateful against LGBT people, accusing them of hiding behind ostensibly Christian or family values.
The “Uphold Historical Marriage Act” would not recognize same-sex marriage whether they were conducted in the state or not.
The court concluded that a law banning gay couples from becoming foster parents is “legally indistinguishable” from racial discrimination in hiring.
The ruling is the first in which a court has extended protections to people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity under the federal Fair Housing Act.
In its 8-3 decision, the court bucked decades of rulings that LGBT people are not protected by the milestone civil rights law, because they are not specifically mentioned in it.
The Atlantic Coast Conference was the first organization to end a boycott of North Carolina in response to the state's discriminatory “bathroom bill.”
“It’s simply another version of HB2 dressed up in a way desperate lawmakers hope will save state’s economy,” said HRC President Chad Griffin.
A new analysis found the state will lose millions in lost business thanks to its anti-LGBT House Bill 2.
The state's Republican House Speaker Joe Straus has come out in opposition of the "unnecessary" bill.
Former Gov. Perry said the student election may have been rigged to secure a result that projected diversity.
The vote allows the tribe's judicial branch to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.