Tag: Mike Pence

Hate Group Senior Fellow Named Trump's Domestic Policy Adviser

President-elect Donald Trump last week named Ken Blackwell — a man with a long anti-LGBT history — his domestic policy adviser. Blackwell is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council (FRC), classified by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a hate group that “often makes false claims about…

Gov. Mike Pence Accused of Voter Suppression

A progressive advocacy group is accusing Indiana Gov. and Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence of voter suppression after police launched an investigation into numerous cases of “voter fraud.” In a series of ads that will appear in print, online and on the radio, Patriot Majority USA alleges Pence is…

Mike Pence Declines to Call Former KKK Leader David Duke 'Deplorable'

GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence this week declined to call former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke “deplorable,” despite even his fellow Republicans urging him to do so. In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Monday, Pence slammed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for referring to Trump supporters…

Diversity, Inclusion, Equality Take Center Stage at DNC

Party leaders calling the issues critical for human rights and economic benefits. By Sheryl Estrada Pat Spearman (D-Nev.) Diversity, inclusiveness and equality were the central themes during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday in Philadelphia, with party leaders and other guests making the case that these…

Indiana Legislators Refuse to Consider LGBT Discrimination

By Michael Nam Despite the massive backlash the state of Indiana and Gov. Mike Pence received following the passage of its “religious freedom” law that would further protect businesses that discriminate against LGBT people, the legislators in Indiana decided not to investigate the issue of anti-LGBT discrimination in its state…

Indiana Companies Support Amendment to RFRA

Update (4/3/2015 4:26 p.m.):A national statement by Diversity Top 50 company, Monsanto, has been included in the article. By Barbara Frankel The Indiana companies that fought Gov. Mike Pence and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act are applauding a proposal by the GOP legislative leaders to amend the controversial law. The…

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

Update (4/2/2015 4:36 p.m.): The Associated Press is reporting that the Arkansas legislature passed a revised religious objections bill after Gov. Asa Hutchinson declined to sign the previous version. The new bill “prohibits state and local government from infringing on someone’s religious beliefs without proving a compelling interest. The legislation…