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Walmart CEO Doug McMillon

Walmart Helps Convince Arkansas Gov. to Wait on Anti-LGBT Bill

Walmart’s powerful voice weighed in its home state against the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, helping to push the governor to send the bill back to the legislature.

Gov. Pence and RFRA law supporters

Indiana Governor Desperately Tries to Evade Reality: RFRA Is Discriminatory

The broad language and history of the bill promotes anti-LGBT bigotry and needs more than just clarification from Gov. Pence and the legislature

Diversity Leadership: Marriott's Arne Sorenson

Marriott CEO Arne Sorensen: Indiana Law ‘We Will Not Stand For It’

Accepting an award for LGBT support, Marriott International CEO Arne Sorensen called Indian’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act “madness” and said it was about “politics of divisiveness.”

Gov. Mike Pence - Indiana

Gov. Pence Calls Press Conference to Clarify Indiana RFRA Law

Fallout from businesses and others taking a pro-LGBT stand against Indiana law continues as Gov. Pence seeks to clarify legislation

Should Your Company Do Business in Indiana After ‘Religious Freedom Law’?

The corporate, political and social backlash against Indiana’s new ‘Religious Freedom Law’ is escalating. The fight against the law, which allows LGBT discrimination, is led by Diversityinc Top 50 companies Eli Lilly and Company and Cummins

Rainbow flag and ballot box

Diversity Becoming a Priority in LGBT Spaces

The LGBT Congressional Staff Association discusses their approach to diversity outreach even within the LGBT community itself

Trans Day of Action in NYC 2012

What Repeal of Medicaid Exclusion Means for Transgender New Yorkers

New York has updated its language on healthcare, signaling progress in transgender rights at the state level.

Witherspoon Presbyterian Church

Growing Religious Majority Supporting Same-Gender Marriage

A mainline Christian church’s turnaround on same-gender marriage shows how diverse religious Americans are on the subject.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

Fashion Icons Face Furor from Elton John, Others

Dolce & Gabbana opened a firestorm of controversy with comments disparaging IVF children and gay families.

Bishop Kevin Doran of Ireland

Catholic Bishop Compares Homosexuality to Spina Bifida, Down Syndrome

In an Irish-radio interview, the clergyman also contends that members of the LGBT community aren’t “necessarily parents,” before offering an apology.

Alabama courts continue to fight gay marriage

Alabama Courts Continue Same-Gender Marriage Fight

Ignoring orders from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Alabama Supreme Court continues to block marriage for same-gender couples. But Alabama’s current governor doesn’t think it’s a civil-rights issue.

Ben Carson: Homosexuality Is a Choice, Prisons Make You Gay

In a CNN Interview, Dr. Ben Carson said he believes homosexuality is a choice, proven by the prison system. Carson has formed an exploratory committee for a 2016 Presidential run.

Infant of Same-Gender Parents Denied Services by Mich. Pediatrician

Dr. Vensa Roi refused to care for an infant with two mothers due to her religious beliefs, just the latest example of LGBT rights clashing with business-owner ideology. What does the future hold?

Patricia Arquette Oscars

Patricia Arquette: Equal Pay Only for White Women?

Patricia Arquette’s Oscar acceptance speech was widely cheered, but further comments she made backstage are being criticized. Find out what else she said here.

New Va. AG Won’t Defend Same-Gender Marriage Ban

Judge Rules Against Florist for Refusing to Serve Same-Gender Couple

A Washington state florist violated anti-discrimination and consumer-protection laws when she refused to provide her services for a same-gender couple’s wedding.

Billy Bean

Gay Ex-Player’s Path to MLB’s First Inclusion Ambassador

Pro sports is one of many areas that fail at diversity, and the man appointed last summer to lead D&I efforts for Major League Baseball knows all too well what inclusion means.

Oregon’s Kate Brown to Become First Openly Bisexual Governor

When she was elected Oregon’s secretary of state in 2008, Kate Brown became the first bisexual to win a statewide elected office.

Presidential Hopefuls Huckabee and Paul Star in New Anti-LGBT Documentary

Potential 2016 GOP Presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Senator Rand Paul appear in an ultrareligious and uberconservative anti-gay documentary. Watch not one, but two trailers for it here.

Conversion Therapy Fraud

Conversion Therapy Is Fraud: N.J. Judge

In a first-of-its-kind ruling, a New Jersey Superior Court judge says that providers of conversion therapy who advertise that homosexuality can be cured are committing consumer fraud.

Kan. Governor Strips LGBT Protections

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed an executive order rescinding a previous order that protected the LGBT community from workplace discrimination.

Jeb Bush Aide Resigns Because of Insensitive Tweets, Comments

Just days after accepting the new role, Jeb Bush’s chief technology officer announces his resignation amid controversy surrounding past offensive tweets targeting women and gay men, and comments about Blacks.

Ala. Becomes 37th State to Legalize Same-Gender Marriage

Despite the best efforts of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, the state began issuing marriage licenses to same-gender couples on Monday.

Mike Huckabee: Homosexuality Is to Christians as Bacon Is to Jews

During a CNN interview, GOP Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee made an interesting analogy when discussing same-gender marriage. Watch the interview here.

Carl Smith LGBT Rights

N.J. Congressman: LGBT Rights Are Not Human Rights

Representative Chris Smith made his comments in a House Subcommittee hearing about Nigeria, which bans same-gender marriage. See his exact words here.