26th February 2015
Indiana Senate passes ‘religious freedom’ bill 43
1:05 PM — The Indiana Senate has passed a bill allowing businesses to discriminate against LGBT people in the name of "religious freedom".
11th July 2014
UK: Councillor claims ‘politically correct Gestapo’ responsible for gay cake row 17
12:35 PM — A councillor has claimed that a "politically correct Gestapo" is targeting Christian businesses, following a row over a Christian bakery.
6th July 2014
US: Mississippi law legalising anti-gay discrimination now in effect 26
5:59 PM — A Mississippi law that legalises anti-gay discrimination on the grounds of 'religious freedom' has come into effect.
27th June 2014
Poll: 61% of Americans think wedding businesses should be required to serve gays 3
7:15 PM — According to a new poll, 61% of Americans think businesses in the wedding trade should be required to serve same-sex couples.
21st June 2014
UK: Christian B&B owner ‘delighted’ with judge’s call for more religious freedom 81
3:34 PM — A Christian B&B owner who went to court after turning away a gay couple says she is "delighted" the judge who ruled in her case has called for more religious freedom protections.
14th June 2014
US: LGBT groups drop support of anti-discrimination law ENDA over ‘religious freedom’ exemption 11
1:21 PM — Several prominent LGBT groups have dropped their support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act over a 'religious freedom' exemption.
4th June 2014
US: Mississippi’s largest city rejects anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ law 1
7:32 PM — Mississippi's largest city, Jackson, has rejected a "religious freedom" law which allows businesses to discriminate against LGBT people.
11th May 2014
Family Research Council: Clergy who want to perform same-sex marriages don’t deserve religious freedom 30
2:41 PM — The head of the Family Research Council has claimed that clergy who want to perform same-sex marriage do not deserve religious freedom.
10th May 2014
US: Oregon ‘turn away the gays’ ballot scrapped 3
2:22 PM — A campaign in favour of a ballot to allow a 'religious freedom' exemption to anti-discrimination laws in Oregon has been dropped.
28th April 2014
AFA: Shops who display ‘We Don’t Discriminate’ stickers are bullying Christians 156
7:52 PM — The American Family Association has claimed that by pledging not to discriminate against their customers, Mississippi businesses are 'bullying' Christians.
13th April 2014
US: Mississippi shops resist ‘religious freedom’ law with ‘we don’t discriminate’ stickers 15
2:30 PM — Hundreds of Mississippi shops and businesses are protesting against the state's new 'religious freedom' law, with window stickers assuring customers they would never use it to refuse them service.
4th April 2014
US: Governor of Mississippi signs law legalising anti-gay discrimination 11
1:33 PM — The Governor of the US state of Mississippi has signed into law a bill which could allow anti-gay discrimination by religious business owners.
3rd April 2014
Mississippi Governor pledges to sign law legalising anti-gay discrimination 7
5:08 PM — The Governor of the US state of Mississippi has indicated that he will sign into law a bill which could legalise discrimination against gay people.
26th February 2014
New bill to allow businesses to discriminate against gays introduced in Missouri 20
6:27 PM — Amid an international outcry surrounding an Arizona bill which would allow business owners to discriminate against gay people, Missouri has introduced something very similar.
25th September 2013
US: Conservatives rally around bill to protect anti-equal marriage groups ‘from discrimination by the government’ 16
7:02 PM — Conservative groups in the US have rallied around a House Bill introduced to protect groups opposed to equal marriage, religious and otherwise, from "discrimination by the government".
6th July 2013
Australia: Bill will stop faith schools from expelling students based on sexual orientation 13
7:36 PM — A private members bill will soon be introduced in the New South Wales State Parliament, which would remove the right of religious schools to expel students who come out as gay.
11th June 2013
Russia: Duma approves bill to criminalise insulting religious beliefs, following Pussy Riot protest 10
5:42 PM — In the wake of a scandal caused last year by a protest by punk band Pussy Riot against Russian President Vladimir Putin, held in a Moscow cathedral, a law has been passed by the State Duma to criminalise insulting people's religious feelings.
18th May 2013
US: Owner of florist sued for refusing same-sex wedding files lawsuit against state 33
4:10 PM — The owner of a florist which is the subject of two lawsuits for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding, has filed a lawsuit against Washington state, claiming her religious beliefs are being violated.
20th April 2013
US: Nevada equal marriage bill amended for religious protection ahead of Senate vote 19
12:52 AM — An equal marriage bill in the US state of Nevada has been subject to an amendment to add protections for religious groups, which says none would be forced to perform same-sex marriages.
17th April 2013
US: Appeals court to hear arguments around constitutionality of California ‘gay cure’ ban 8
5:43 PM — The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals is on Wednesday to hear arguments around California's law prohibiting "gay cure" therapy, as administered by mental health professionals.