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Gov. Jindal issues religious freedom executive order

[caption id="attachment_9048" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]BATON ROUGE, La. (UPI) -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Tuesday said he will issue an executive order enforcing the intent of a dead bill that would provide protecti ...

Cal Poly Pomona temporarily suspends 'free speech zone' policy

POMONA -- A month after a Cal Poly Pomona student sued the university over a policy that limited political speech to permit-holders standing in a defined area on campus, the university has said it will not enforce the policy while the matter is being ...

Sweet Cakes: Faith-based Wisconsin nonprofit launches fundraiser for Christian bakers

A faith-based nonprofit in Wisconsin announced Tuesday that it has opened its online giving platform to a fundraising campaign for the embattled owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa. Continue to Give founder Jesse Wellhoefer said a crowdfunding web page ...

Madison, WI bans discrimination against atheists, non-religious

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — While conservatives in Indiana and Arkansas were explaining last month why their new religious objections laws weren't invitations to discriminate against gays, the leaders of Wisconsin's capital city were busy protecting the rig ...

Expanding LGBT rights one Indiana city at a time

As the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the controversial debate over state bans on same-sex marriages, the fight for gay rights in Indiana has moved on to another battleground, as more cities adopt ordinances to prohibit LGBT discrimination. Over the pas ...

Media Poll: Religious freedom trumps gay rights

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most Americans think the government should protect religious liberties over gay rights when the two come into conflict, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds, though fewer think most businesses should be allowed to turn away gay co ...

Swingers club declares itself a church

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Nashville swingers club has undergone a conversion - it says it's now a church - in order to win city approval so it can open next to a Christian school. The story began last fall, when a fixture in downtown Nashville calle ...

N.C. Appeals Court overturns student's weapons conviction

RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Court of Appeals on Tuesday reversed the 2013 conviction of then High Point University student Anna Huckelba on weapons charges resulting from her arrest at a university office on Christmas Day 2012. The three-judge pane ...

Pew Research Center poll shows most Americans take gun rights over control

For the first time since the Pew Research Center began asking more than 25 years ago, more than half of Americans say the protection of gun rights trumps the need for gun control. Why Americans changed their minds is unclear: Personal freedom, or ske ...

CO civil rights decisions depend on which side of the cake you're on

A Colorado baker was within her right to refuse to decorate cakes with anti-gay messages and images, the state's Civil Rights Division ruled. There's been much talk recently of state laws granting businesses the right to refuse to serve customers bas ...


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