In Indiana, Using Religion as a Cover for Bigotry – NYTimes.com

Photo Demonstrators protested the religious freedom bill in Indianapolis on Saturday. Credit Nate Chute/Reuters Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, who last week signed a religious-freedom law driven by bigotry against gays and lesbians, has been complaining that the law’s opponents — which include top business leaders and civil-rights groups — are spreading “misinformation.” It is […]

Indiana governor says he didn’t anticipate ‘the hostility that’s been directed at our state’ – LGBTQ Nation

INDIANAPOLIS — Three days after signing legislation widely criticized as a “license to discriminate” against LGBT people, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he didn’t anticipate “the hostility that’s been directed at our state.” Pence told the Indianapolis Star on Saturday he’s been in discussions with legislative leaders this weekend, and will support legislation to “clarify […]

Lena Dunham is not an anti-Semite: “Girls” star targeted yet again after controversial New Yorker piece – Salon.com

Earlier this week, Lena Dunham contributed a humor piece to the “Shouts and Murmurs” column of the New Yorker, called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz” which lists scenarios and rhetorically asks readers to guess which applies to her dog and which applies to her boyfriend (examples: “He doesn’t tip. And he never brings his […]