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Miley Cyrus, Hillary Clinton, & More Speak Out Against Indiana's New LGBT Discrimination Law!

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Indiana just passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act after Governor Mike Pence signed it into law, and people are not happy!

Why?

Because the thrust of the new law is that businesses are now legally free to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity as long as they claim their religion is against it.

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But not all businesses want to turn people away based on prejudice. The NCAA and Gen Con have already threatened to lessen their presence or pull out of the state entirely.

Yep, the jocks AND the nerds are against it! LOLz!

But those aren't the only strange bedfellows this deplorable bill is making! Celebs from Miley Cyrus to Hillary Clinton have come out against the law on social media.

See some of the best responses (below):

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EXCLUSIVE! Zoe Saldana & More Dish On LGBTQ TV Characters At The 2015 GLAAD Media Awards! Watch The Red Carpet Interviews HERE!!

We had a gay ol' time at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, and while we were there we got to chat with some of TV's hottest stars about how LGBT character's have changed over the years in TV and film!

Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see our EXCLUSIVE interview with Guardians of the Galaxy's Zoe Saldana as she dishes on her favorite LGBT characters on TV and why now is such a great time for women in television!

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Also, we got to talk EXCLUSIVELY with other celebs like Daniel Franzese on the impact of his Mean Girls character, Damian.

PLUS The Fosters' Hayden Byerly and Gavin MacIntosh dish on their gay kiss and how the fans reacted!

All that and How To Get Away With Murder's Matt McGorry, Jack Falahee, and Alysia Reiner on how the hit show is helping to normalize LGBT characters to new audiences (below)!

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Star Wars Finally Has Its First LGBTQ Character! Learn All About The Groundbreaking Gal HERE!

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Star Wars features hundreds of races from as many worlds.

But they've never featured an LGBTQ character — until now!

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In his novel Lords Of The Sith (above), author Paul S. Kemp will introduce the first canonical lesbian into the Star Wars universe.

Her name is Delian Mors, and she's

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Sam Smith Reveals He Was Bullied And Physically Attacked For Being Gay While Growing Up

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Sam Smith may be one of the best selling and most respected artists on the pop charts today, but there was a time where the Grammy winner faced a great deal of adversity.

And it was all because of his sexuality.

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Recently, the Stay With Me singer spoke at the Metro Centre in London — which provides support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth who have little or no family support — where he opened up about several traumatic experiences from his childhood.

Growing up gay was definitely not easy. The 22-year-old recalls a time where he was repeatedly taunted with homophobic insults:

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Umm… Did Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Just Remove Non-Discrimination Protections For LGBT State Employees???

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Oh and women can no longer vote!

… is what we expect Kansas Governor Sam Brownback might say next after pulling something like this.

He rescinded an executive order that protected state employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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This man literally undid the good that former Governor Kathleen Sebelius did for the LGBT community in Kansas.

The Human Rights Campaign's national field director Marty Rouse issued a statement:

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The Mormon Church Comes Out In Support Of LGBT Legislation… Well, Sort Of!

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), also known as the Mormon Church, has always had a strained relationship with the LGBT community.

For some dumb reason, LGBT and religion don't always mix well.

That's why it's so great that the Mormon Church is supporting LGBT nondiscrimination legislation!

The Mormon leaders had a rare news conference and that's when they announced their support for the LGBT nondiscrimination bills!

Sister Neill Marriott of the LDS Church's Young Women's program said:

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​Salvation Army Documents Leak & Show It's Still Discriminating Against The LGBT Community

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Ugh, this is very disappointing to hear.

The Salvation Army has had their share of scandals when it comes to the LGBT community, and despite what they say publicly, it seems that they're still pretty darn homophobic. Well, at least when it comes to the people who work for them.

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The Methodist organization claims to be non-discriminatory against anyone, including the LGBT community, but internal documents that have been leaked say something much different. For example, it's illegal to not hire someone based on sexual orientation, but the Salvation Army will sure as heck tell you what you can and can't do about your sexuality. In a memo written by midwest Commissioner Paul Seiler, titled "LGBT issues," everything is laid plain. Including the mention that "This is not for public use, including social media of any sort."

Within the memo, the SA explains that they will police the relationships of the organization's officers, because:

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