California’s system of direct democracy — the voter initiative process — has produced landmark laws reducing property taxes, banning affirmative action and legalizing medical marijuana. Now there’s a bid to declare that “the people of California wisely command” that gaysRead more
Bucking intense criticism from citizens, celebrities, tech leaders, and convention customers, Indiana’s Republican Gov. Mike Pence quietly signed a controversial religious freedom bill into law on Thursday. Opponents warn the measure will sanction discrimination against LGBT people, and cost theRead more
A North Carolina Republican is equating discrimination against gays and lesbians in the workforce with “freedom”. Read more: MSNBC.com
Facing increased pressure from the Irish government and various businesses and organizations, the organizers of the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade have agreed to lift the ban on gay organizations marching under their own banner. Next year, OUT@NBCUniversal will be the first openly gay group to march in the parade under their own banner.