Religious Freedom Restoration Act

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Mayor Nutter and City Council: LGBT People Living in RFRA States Are Welcome in Philly

Councilman Mark Squilla (pictured, standing row, third from right) drafted an open letter inviting folks and businesses living in the 20 states affected by anti-LGBT Religious Freedom […]

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Mayor Nutter on RFRA: “We Must Continue to Take Action”

A week after the country was turned upside down over debates around potentially harmful Religious Freedom Bills being passed around the country, Philadelphia mayor Michael […]

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Target Stands Up for LGBT Community In the Midst of Religious Freedom Law Battle

Target is finally living up to its nickname “Tar-gay” with an LGBT-affirming post to its Instagram feed that Gay Star News says attracted the most […]

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6 Gay-Friendly Churches in Philadelphia to Attend Easter Sunday Service

With all the talk this week about the Religious Freedom Act, it may seem, as LGBT folk, that we’re anything but welcome inside the doors […]

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Governor Wolf Draws Up Petition for LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill in Pennsylvania

The worrisome passage of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) has elicited a lot of responses in people—from calls to ban travel to the state […]

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LGBT Protections Included in Proposed Amendment to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Act [UPDATED]

Update [4/3/2015, 9:58 am]: From The Indy Star: “Gov. Mike Pence has signed into law a measure aimed at removing fears that the state’s new […]

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Governor Wolf Urged to Do More in Response to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act [Updated]

UPDATE: A representative from Wolf’s office, responded to the original article with this statement: “What happened in Indiana is wrong, and Governor Wolf knows we need […]

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Former Sixers Player Kevin Ollie Banned from Traveling to Indiana for Meeting

Kevin Ollie, former Sixers team captain and currently coach for the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team, will not travel to Indianapolis next week for a […]

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LGBT Pennsylvanians Not Protected from Indiana-Style Discrimination

Here’s the good news for Pennsylvania’s LGBT citizens: Yes, the state has a “religious freedom” law somewhat similar to the one just passed in Indiana […]

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Council Candidate Sherrie Cohen Calls for Boycott of City-Sponsored Travel to Indiana

The gay rights movement backtracked several years last week when, in Indiana, Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which effectively legalized discrimination against […]