NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) The Republican-controlled state House of Representatives voted 55-38 to approve the Bible as state book.
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(Reuters) Seattle-based Gen Con’s Chief Executive Adrian Swartout said in a letter to the governor that diverse attendance is important to its annual convention, which it says has a $50 million yearly impact on Indianapolis.
(Reuters) Opponents called it a “religious discrimination bill” which would allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against gays and others on religious grounds.
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) Oklahoma state Rep. Todd Russ said the federal government is attempting to change the traditional definition of marriage, so his legislation would place the responsibility for officiating marriages in the hands of clergy.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) If the bill passes Britain’s upper chamber, the House of Lords, England would become the first country to legalize the procedure.
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) “We do not have people roaming the streets in hoodies or masks committing crimes,” said one pastor who planned to wear a hooded sweatshirt to church Sunday.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The bill’s passage would allow men to marry as many women as they want. It awaits the president’s signature.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The yeshiva student exemptions have created a deep rift in Israel, where nearly all men and women are drafted for up to three years of military service.
(RNS) After its parliament voted to limit a husband’s right to have non-consensual sex with his wife, the president of the Maldives vetoed the bill calling it “un-Islamic.”
(RNS) If Gov. Pat McCrory signs the bill, North Carolina would become the seventh state to have an anti-Shariah law, joining Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. In May, Alabama lawmakers approved a like-minded constitutional amendment that state voters will consider in 2014.