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Kristen Hooper, center, and Robert Loyd, right, hold a sign on the steps of the Arkansas state Capitol thanking Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson for calling for changes to a religious objection measure in Little Rock
Kristen Hooper, center, and Robert Loyd, right, hold a sign on the steps of the Arkansas state Capitol thanking Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson for calling for changes to a religious objection measure in Little Rock . (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
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Arkansas, Indiana lawmakers race to update religion bills

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Lawmakers in Arkansas and Indiana are scrambling to revise controversial religious objection measures as Republican governors in both states try to quell a growing backlash from businesses and other critics who have called the proposals anti-gay.

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R)
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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What Americans think about gay rights and religious liberty

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most Americans support allowing businesses to refuse wedding-related services to same-sex couples on religious grounds, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted earlier this year. But another recent poll suggests Americans' sympathy for religious objectors may be limited to just that - wedding-related businesses.

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FILE - In this June 19, 2014, file photo, Gary Lyon, left, of Leechburg, Pa., and Bill Samford, of Hawley, Pa., celebrate after a vote allowing Presbyterian pastors discretion in marrying same-sex couples at the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church at Cobo Hall, in Detroit. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved redefining marriage in the church constitution Tuesday, March 17, 2015, to include a "commitment between two people," becoming the largest Protestant group to formally recognize gay marriage as Christian and allow same-sex weddings in every congregation. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Guralnick, File)
FILE - In this June 19, 2014, file photo, Gary Lyon, left, of Leechburg, Pa., and Bill Samford, of Hawley, Pa., celebrate after a vote allowing Presbyterian pastors discretion in marrying same-sex couples at the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church at Cobo Hall, in Detroit. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved redefining marriage in the church constitution Tuesday, March 17, 2015, to include a "commitment between two people," becoming the largest Protestant group to formally recognize gay marriage as Christian and allow same-sex weddings in every congregation. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Guralnick, File)
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Presbyterians approve gay marriage in church constitution

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved redefining marriage in the church constitution Tuesday to include a "commitment between two people," becoming the largest Protestant group to formally recognize gay marriage as Christian and allow same-sex weddings in every congregation.

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Sarah Goodfriend, left center, and Suzanne Bryant, right center, pose with their daughters Thursday.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Sarah Goodfriend, left center, and Suzanne Bryant, right center, pose with their daughters Thursday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Same-sex couple marries in Texas under one-time order

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Defying Texas' longstanding ban on gay marriage, a lesbian couple wed in Austin on Thursday immediately after being granted a marriage license under a one-time court order because one of the women has cancer.

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Tori Sisson laughs with wedding day jitters just before marrying Shante Wolfe, Monday in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Tori Sisson laughs with wedding day jitters just before marrying Shante Wolfe, Monday in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
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Alabama begins issuing marriage licenses to gay couples

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Gay couples began getting married in Alabama on Monday morning, despite an 11th-hour attempt from the state's chief justice - an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage- to block the weddings.

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Former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran, third from right, was fired by Mayor Kasim Reed after the chief self-published a book describing homosexuality as a perversion. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
Former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran, third from right, was fired by Mayor Kasim Reed after the chief self-published a book describing homosexuality as a perversion. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
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Culture war flares as GOP presses state limits on gay rights

ATLANTA (AP) -- A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses.

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U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Gay marriage: High court sets stage for historic ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.

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Gay rights advocate Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court in Washington in 2013.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Gay rights advocate Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court in Washington in 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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Louisiana’s appeal: Gay marriage is ‘novel’ and risky

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Three staunchly conservative Southern states were taking their last stands against same-sex marriage Friday before the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to settle the issue once and for all.

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