Religious objections measures in Arkansas and Indiana that prompted national criticism are similar to a law Kansas quietly enacted two years ago with the state's leading gay-rights group officially neutral.
If all goes to plan, there will be a lot of skinny bigots come May.
Indiana tourism agencies are rolling out campaigns emphasizing that everyone is welcome, but it might not be enough to quickly restore the state's battered image after a backlash over its religious objections law.
If tolerance is "a two-way street," don't even think about holding a parade on it.
Is religion a gateway drug? In Indiana it may be.
The divide within the Georgia Republican Party on a religious free measure came into clear focus at a March rally opposing the bill.
Mormon leaders vowed to be a leading advocate for the belief that marriage is an institution exclusive to a man and a woman during the religion's biannual conference that also included two rare events.
In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa.
The biannual Mormon conference is set to kick off Saturday morning in Salt Lake City.
The biannual Mormon conference kicked off Saturday in Salt Lake City without the usual welcoming address from church President Thomas S. Monson.