Evangelicals dismiss $60 million in Indianapolis tourism losses due to anti-gay bill

Written by Brian Soldysko,
AP writer
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 18:26

Evangelicals are downplaying a business report showing a possible loss of more than $60 million in convention revenues for Indianapolis due to a national uproar over an anti-gay law Indiana passed last year.

An evangelical group said the impact was peanuts to the city’s multibillion-dollar tourism industry.

Subcommittee defeats Tennessee bill to reject Supreme Court ruling, eliminate marriage equality

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 21 January 2016 08:11

The Tennessee House Civil Justice Subcommittee this week voted down a measure that would eliminate marriage equality in the state and require the state to defend marriage as “between one man and one woman" — even if that means foregoing federal funding.

The U.S. Department of Education will publish a searchable database identifying educational institutions that have sought or received an exemption from federal civil rights law in order to discriminate against LGBT students.

The Human Rights Campaign had called on the the department to publish a database.

Not so secret service: LGBT group names British spy agency top employer

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Wednesday, 20 January 2016 07:37

A UK equality organization has named Britain's domestic spy agency its employer of the year. 

States set for skirmishes over LGBT rights in 2016

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Thursday, 14 January 2016 13:27

Civil rights advocates in numerous states are preparing for battle in 2016, seeking to advance measures aimed at protecting LGBT people and defeating dozens of bills carving out “religious exemptions” allowing businesses and nonprofits to discriminate against classes of people.