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Indiana's Anti-Gay "Religious Freedom" Isn't More of the Same—It's Worse

4 minutes agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Indiana just passed its own version of a federal law called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, due to take effect July 1, making it one of nearly 20 states (and the U.S. Congress) to have enacted such a bill. But while other RFRA...Show More Summary

Alamo Drafthouse Dallas Hosts “Final” 35mm Screening of ‘Phantasm’ With Don Coscarelli – ‘Ravager’ Director Presenting “Special Surprise”!

With the advent of digital cinema, the Alamo Drafthouse Dallas has announced what might be billed as the very last 35mm screening ever of the horror classic Phantasm presented by Mondo and Texas Frightmare Weekend. On the night of Thursday April 30 on the eve of the Texas Frightmare Weekend horror con, the Richardson Texas […]

Arkansas to Pass Similar "Religious Freedom" Bill

[Content Note: Christian Supremacy.]Fucking hell:Amid intense criticism of Indiana's religious liberties law, which has prompted lawmakers in that state to vow to fix the legislation, another state charged ahead with a similar measure. Show More Summary

10 Surprising Things You Probably Never Knew About Pole Dancers

14 minutes agoLifestyle : Thought Catalog

When you think of pole dancing, the first image that probably comes to mind is that of an exotic dancer in a G-string stuffed with crumpled dollar bills. No one can blame you; pole dancing had graced the stages of many a smoky and sticky strip club across the nation for years.

Discrimination Against Atheists is Now Officially Illegal in Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin just became the first city in the nation to add atheists to the list of protected groups in an expanded anti-discrimination bill. The city council voted unanimously for the addition last night.While "religion" was already on that list, as you might expect, it wasn't obvious to everyone whether that category included atheists, so the law now explicitly says so.

What's Really In Indiana's Anti-Gay 'Religious Liberty' Bill: A Legal Analysis

19 minutes agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

BY ARI EZRA WALDMAN Governor Mike Pence of Indiana has, along with a group of apologists on the right, gone to great lengths to assure the public that his state's right-to-discriminate law is no different than the federal Religious Freedom...

On Clothing: The Common Man’s Crown

21 minutes agoNews : NYTimes: News

The baseball cap is ubiquitous but not anonymous; with a tilt of its bill or a curve of its brim, it conveys a point of view.

Wal-Mart calls on Arkansas governor to veto religious freedom bill

27 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

Arkansas lawmakers passed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Tuesday that critics said would allow businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians, drawing a swift demand from Wal-Mart Stores Inc for the governor to veto the bill. Arkansas followed Indiana, which passed a similar act last week....

A.M. Roundup: Bill Gross Bets Like Bridgewater; Bogle on Broker Behavior; ’15 Lipper Award Winners

It’s a down day for U.S. stocks, with the Dow Industrials dropping more than 181 points and the S&P 500 falling 18 points following a disappointing jobs report. Private employers added 189,000 jobs last month, below economists’ expectations and the lowest since January 2014. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 1.874% as bond [...]

Franz Ferdinand & Sparks share "Piss Off" from collaborative FFS album which is out in June

30 minutes agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis Franz Ferdinand and Sparks have details on their collaborative FFS album. That self-titled LP (cover art above) will be out June 9 via Domino and you can check out the tracklist below. (Preorders are available.) While the...

Washington Redskins Must Draft Based on Both Value and Need in 2015

Charismatic NFL coaching legend Bill Parcells once said, "They want you to cook the dinner; at least they ought to let you shop for the groceries." The Washington Redskins are letting Scot McCloughan "shop for the groceries," and heShow More Summary

Walmart CEO To Arkansas Governor: Veto The Anti-Gay Bill

The CEO of Walmart on Tuesday responded on Twitter to the governor of Arkansas signing the anti-gay bill which opens to the doors to discrimination against gays and lesbians, which follows Indiana’s passage of a similar bill. “Every day in our stores, we see firsthand the benefits diversity and inclusion have on our associates, customers [...]Show More Summary

Miley Cyrus Promises 'New Rights Movement' After Controversial Indiana Law

When Indiana governor Mike Pence signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law March 26th, Miley Cyrus was among the first celebrities to loudly criticize the discriminatory new bill, calling Pence an "asshole" to her 17 million Instagram followers. In a new interview with Time, the "Wrecking Ball" singer elaborated...

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson Weighs State's Religious Freedom Bill

57 minutes agoNews : The Two-Way

Lawmakers passed the bill Tuesday. A similar Indiana law sparked a backlash. Critics say it allows businesses to refuse services to gays and lesbians. Supporters say it bolsters religious freedom.

From Obama Birthers to Anti-Immigration Activists: Who the Government Turned to for Bill C-51 Support During Committee Hearings

The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security completed its clause-by-clause review of Bill C-51 yesterday with a hearing that Green Party leader Elizabeth May described as the "most offensive she has experienced." In all, the government rejected 61 Green Party amendments, 28 NDP amendments, and 13 Liberal amendments. Show More Summary

Quickies: Racial Bias and School Discipline, Bill Cosby Isn’t Sorry, and Tales of Scientology

Categories: Quickies That Time the Avengers Battled Scientology – “The turn of the millennium was a weird period for superhero comics; an era when financial desperation opened a path for wild experimentation.... (Read more...)

Rachel Maddow Tackles Indiana's Anti-Gay Bill and Pence's Very Tough Week: VIDEO

1 hour agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Rachel Maddow looks at the Terri Schiavo case ten years ago, segueing halfway through the segment to Mike Pence and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (aka the anti-gay "religious liberty" law). Maddow notes all of the potential 2016 GOP candidates...

Cliven Bundy holds rally in support of Nevada bill to prohibit feds from regulating public land

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

The Nevada rancher who was at the center of an armed standoff with federal agents last year held a peaceful rally on Tuesday in support of a proposal that would give the state greater control of public lands, local media said. Cliven Bundy’s ranch in Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las...

Daily News Briefs April 1, 2015

Bloomberg Takes a National Look at Toll "Battles" More on Tolling & the Obama Transportation Bill NCDOT Offers Detail on Charlotte Tolling Plan NJ Pike Settles Suit over Trooper's Traffic Stop CT...

Alison Grotberg: Should The Law Protect Human Conscience Or Punish It?

Should the law protect human conscience or punish it? That is the question before the North Dakota legislature this week in the form of a bill passed by the Senate that will be voted on in the House in a couple of days — SB 2279. There are many people claiming that SB 2279 is a bill...

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