Rand Paul takes a step toward gay marriage

9:30 am Apr. 13, 2015

The “civil union” approach now sounds a bit dated, but U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on Sunday became – so far as we can tell — the first GOP presidential candidate to express some acceptance of

Arkansas governor calls for changes to religious liberty bill

1:17 pm Apr. 1, 2015

Your update on the topic, from the Associated Press:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called for changes to a religious objection measure facing a backlash from businesses and gay rights groups, saying it wasn’t intended to sanction discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The Republican governor said he wants changes to the bill that lawmakers sent him prohibiting state and local government from infringing upon someone’s religious beliefs

Never mind Wal-Mart, Arkansas approves its ‘religious liberty’ bill

9:16 pm Mar. 31, 2015

Late word from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette — click here for the entire piece:

Arkansas’s Religion Freedom Restoration Act was approved by the state’s House of Representatives on Tuesday in a final vote before it heads to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s desk.

Hutchinson has said repeatedly he will sign the measure into law despite opponents who have called it discriminatory and a backlash against similar legislation in Indiana that has that state’s governor