Despite a major victory in Arizona this week, the battle over where the line will be drawn between "religious freedom" and protection for gays against discrimination is only just heating up, advocates on both sides say. Since August , lawmakers in at least 13 states have introduced legislation similar to the controversial Arizona bill — vetoed Wednesday — as a new front line emerges in the battle over same-sex marriage and gay rights. They are broader than we had ever seen before. The bills, generally modeled off a federal law the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" that set the standard for when a religious protection argument can be invoked, are being pushed just as judges in Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah and Texas recently knocked down bans on same-sex marriage — the first victories for gay marriage advocates in the South and conservative states. And, since January, four more states have allowed gays and lesbians to wed, bringing the number of states where such unions are legal to 17 the District of Columbia permits it, too.
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Business Gay rights. Mozilla announced its CEO, Brendan Eich, well known for his support of California's anti-gay-marriage law Proposition 8, has resigned from the not-for-profit company behind the Firefox Web browser. Mozilla announced the resignation in a blog post. We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it's because we haven't stayed true to ourselves," the post reads. We didn't move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started.
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Barack Obama 's decision to support gay marriage has led to a debate about how it may influence the presidential election and the future of gay marriage in the United States. But the underlying reasons why gay marriage is so controversial in America are being overlooked. While there is generally no consensus for or against gay marriage in other Western nations, the issue has far more political importance in America, where it is the object of an exceptionally intense debate. Only a few U.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ignited a nationwide debate in late when it ruled that the state must allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. Almost overnight, same-sex marriage became a major national issue, pitting religious and social conservatives against gay-rights advocates and their allies. Over the next year, the ensuing battle over gay marriage could be heard in the halls of the U.