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Why Choosing Mike Pence Shows Donald Trump's True Anti-LGBT Colors!

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By now, you've probably heard Donald Trump has officially found a running mate in Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

He may also be a soulmate for The Donald — as he has also come out for deporting undocumented immigrant children and building a border fence.

But in case the name Mike Pence leaves a bad taste in your mouth but you can't remember why, he was the man who first signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law in Indiana. You know, the law that allowed businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers on religious grounds?

Related: Is Trump Lying About Giving Millions To Charity??

Pence also voted against same sex marriage, the Employee Non-Discrimination Act, and the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

So if, like Caitlyn Jenner, you still weren't clear on Trump's position vis-à-vis "the gays" — this is probably a good indicator…

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That Homophobic Pizza Place Just Got Tricked Into Catering A Gay Wedding!

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Okay, so it wasn't really a wedding, but a vow renewal ceremony is still a pretty big deal — and something the anti-gay Memories Pizza would NOT want to cater!

You remember Memories, right? That homophobic pizza place that vowed to not serve same-sex couples after Indiana signed that Religious Freedom Restoration Act?

Well, they went back on their word because Robin Treviño-Delgatto & Jason Delgatto just tricked the restaurant into providing food for their vow renewal on Friday!

Related: Homophobic Pizza Place Raises Over $500K In Donations…

The gay couple have been married since 2008, but comedian Robin decided to set up a hidden-camera prank to get two pizza's catered from the anti-LGBT establishment.

Plus, they make out with a piece of pizza at the end just to really stick it to Memories, and we're loving every second!

Ch-ch-check out Robin and Jason's HIGHlarious fight for equality (below)!!!

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Indiana & Arkansas Revised Their Discriminatory Religious Freedom Bills… But Did They Change Enough?

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This is a step in the right direction, but we think more still needs to be done.

Indiana and Arkansas made national headlines over the past week for trying to implement discriminatory bills into law that could allow businesses to refuse service to LGBT patrons.

Republican Gov. Mike Pence first signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act last Thursday, and since then, companies, celebrities, and people all across America have spoken out against the decision.

Now, a week after the initial bill passed, both states at the center of the scandal have signed revisions to the controversial law.

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That Indiana Pizzeria That Supports Same-Sex Discrimination & Temporarily Shut Down Has Received Nearly $200,000 In Donations!

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When we suggested voting with your dollars, this isn't what we had in mind…

Memories Pizza was forced to close temporarily after the backlash from becoming the public face of LGBT discrimination under Indiana's new religious freedom bill.

But they probably won't be going under just yet.

[ Related: Miley Cyrus, Hillary Clinton, & More Speak Out Against Indiana's New Law! ]

After news broke of threatening phone calls and Internet posts in response to the owners' legal refusal to cater same-sex weddings, someone started a GoFundMe for the business.

As of this writing, the crowdfunding effort has raised over $200,000 in just 20 hours.

That's a scary amount of support of LGBT discrimination.

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Indiana Pizzeria Forced To Close After Owners' Public Refusal To Cater Same-Sex Weddings!

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Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana made national headlines when they became the first business to publicly agree with Indiana Governor Mike Pence and his controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act — and to refuse catering service to same-sex weddings.

Well, it didn't take long before the pizzeria was inundated with threatening phone calls and social media posts.

So much in fact, that the pizza establishment has had to temporarily shut down.

[ Related: Wilco Cancels Indiana Show Over Controversial Religious Freedom Law! ]

The O'Connor family, who own Memories Pizza, say they aren't opening up their doors anytime soon until the phone calls and such become a lot less scary.

Though we obviously do not agree with their stance against same-sex rights, we can't condone threats of violence.

No matter how ignorant or discriminatory we may find their practices, we hope in the future that people will be smart and boycott and vote with their dollars — instead of with threats.

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Pizza Place Becomes First Indiana Business To Publicly Refuse Service To Same Sex Couples Under New Law

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A pizza place in Walkerton, Indiana is making the wrong kind of history.

Memories Pizza is publicly taking a stance in accordance with Indiana Governor Mike Pence and his controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

[ Related: Governor Of Indiana Signed A Religious Freedom Bill Allows Businesses Discriminate Against LGBT ]

The family-owned business has not only agreed with the bill, but is publicly denying catering service to the weddings of same sex couples.

Memories co-owner Crystal O'Connor said:

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Wilco Cancels Indiana Show Over Controversial Religious Freedom Law!

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Bravo Wilco!

The alt rock band just announced on Twitter that they have cancelled their April 7 show in Indianapolis over the Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

The act was signed into law last Thursday in the state's Republican-dominated legislature with the intent to prevent the government from infringing on a person's religious beliefs.

However, the opponents say the act allows business owners to discriminate against LGBT persons on the basis of their sexual orientation. In two strongly worded tweets, Wilco said the act was discriminatory:

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