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Chicagoan Claims Cab Driver Ejected Him And Another Man For Kissing

Chicagoan Shadi Ramini says he and a friend ordered the Blue Ribbon taxi through Uber.

04/03/2015

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Money Rolls In For Indiana Pizzeria Amid Backlash Over ‘Religious Freedom’ Flap

The O’Connor family closed Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, this week, amid a heated backlash after saying they might not cater to gay and lesbian couples due to their religious beliefs.

04/03/2015

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long speaks as House Speaker Brian Bosma (R) looks on during a press conference about anti-discrimination safeguards added to the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act at the State Capitol April, 2, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The bill prompted a swift backlash nationwide with businesses and entertainers promising to boycott the state.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

UPDATE: Indiana Governor Signs Changes To Religious Objections Law

Indiana lawmakers announced proposed changes Thursday to the state’s new religious objections law aimed at quelling widespread criticism from businesses and other groups that have called the proposal anti-gay.

04/02/2015

Josh Driver, of Valparaiso, created this sticker to help businesses reinforce opposition to a new Indiana law that would protect businesses that choose not to serve customers based on religious grounds. (Credit: Twitter/@open4serv)

Indiana ‘Religious Freedom’ Law Spurs ‘This Business Serves Everyone’ Movement

In the wake of a new Indiana law many critics see as legalized discrimination against homosexuals, many Indiana businesses have made it known they serve everyone, with the help of an entrepreneur from Valparaiso.

03/27/2015

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NCAA To Monitor Impacts Of Indiana “Religious Freedom” Law

With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.

03/27/2015

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence

New Indiana ‘Religious Liberty’ Law Could Legalize Discrimination Against Gay People, Opponents Say

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday signed into law a religious objections bill that some convention organizers and business leaders have opposed amid concern it could allow discrimination against gay people.

03/26/2015

Ald. Emma Mitts (left) is facing challenger Tara Stamps (right) in a runoff election in the 37th Ward on the West Side of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Alderman Mitts Apologizes For Anti-Gay Comments

Ald. Emma Mitts (37th) – who chairs the Budget Committee and, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago study, votes with Mayor Rahm Emanuel 97 percent of the time – apologized for anti-gay comments she made at a candidates’ forum last weekend, after video of her remarks surfaced this week.

03/26/2015

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Former Country Club Hills Employee: I Was Humiliated, Demoted Because I’m Gay

The southern suburb of Country Club Hills is being sued by one its municipal employees, who is claiming he was humiliated and discriminated against by the suburb’s mayor and former city manager because he is gay.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

Rev. Charles Lyons

Pastor: Blocking Chick-Fil-A Is ‘Anti-Religious, Agenda-Driven Bullying’

A Logan Square neighborhood pastor used the controversy over a proposal to build a new Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Chicago as part of his sermon Sunday, asking those opposed to the new franchise to reverse course.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno

Mayor Supports Alderman’s Plan To Block Chick-Fil-A Over Anti-Gay Views

Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) is standing his ground on plans to block efforts by Chick-Fil-A to open a second Chicago restaurant, because the company’s president vocally opposes same-sex marriage.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

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Church Denies Being Anti-Gay After Starbucks CEO Cancels Speech

The pastor of South Barrington-based Willow Creek Community Church disputes claims made in an online petition which prompted the head of Starbucks to cancel a speaking engagement at a church-sponsored event.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2011