Religious Discrimination. Legal news and articles for October 28 - 31, 2011

Catholic U. responds to lawsuit charging MuslimOrissa: Religious discrimination encourage devotees to build Dasia Sri ...Copt's Murder a Test of Egypt's New Anti-Discrimination LawUK: Cameron moves to disestablish the Church of EnglandBanzhaf Alleges Catholic University Discriminates Against Muslim StudentsHalloween has deeper meaning for earth-based religionsHunting CatholicsGrass-roots coalition vows to fight repeal of NH same-sex marriage law'Religious intolerance in society growing alarmingly'Research and Markets: Discrimination Law and Employment Issues - Practical ...Sikh Barred From Being Prison Guard Settles SuitUS Conference of Catholic Bishops Continuing Bigoted Push Against GaysCourt Battle Begins Over Taxpayer Funds To Religious Groups'All Children Matter': report on LGBT families spotlights inequityDoes the Religious Right Really Care about Children?

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US Muslim inmates sue over meal preparation
CBS NewsOctober 4, 2011

While Imam Sunni-Ali Islam said he thought it was problematic that Ohio provided kosher but not halal meals, he said he doesn't think it rises to the level of religious discrimination. The state's prison guidelines for Jewish prisoners say, ...more »

Court Refuses to Hear OC Head Scarf Case
MyFox Los AngelesOctober 4, 2011

A main issue in the case was whether a courthouse holding facility could be considered like a prison or a jail, covering it under the federal law preventing authorities from making those in custody remove religious head coverings.more »

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Catholic U. responds to lawsuit charging Muslim
Washington Post (blog)October 31, 2011

Catholic University has been hit with a human rights complaint filed by a lawyer charging that the school has “illegally discriminated” against Muslim students because it has failed to make available rooms for prayer that have no ...more »

Orissa: Religious discrimination encourage devotees to build Dasia Sri ...
Orissadiary.comOctober 31, 2011

... the municipality which has now became a suitable place for the old age people and the walkers to sit in the evenings and to spare time in a natural environment. Orissa : Religious discrimination encourage devotees to build Dasia Sri Jagarnnath Mandir.more »

Copt's Murder a Test of Egypt's New Anti-Discrimination Law
National Review Online (blog)October 31, 2011

Unfortunately, this case may yet confirm instead that its new anti-discrimination law is, in fact, only a public relations ploy. — Kurt J. Werthmuller is a research fellow at the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom.more »

UK: Cameron moves to disestablish the Church of England
Virtue OnlineOctober 31, 2011

Of course it is 'unfair' and 'discriminatory' that the Monarch may not be or marry a Roman Catholic, but the very act of choosing a religion manifestly necessitates discrimination against all the others. It is also 'discriminatory' that the Pope may ...more »

Banzhaf Alleges Catholic University Discriminates Against Muslim Students
The New AmericanOctober 31, 2011

Oddly, Banzhaf has admitted that no Muslim student had complained about the school's policy on Muslim student groups or the lack of religious worship space. Although DC law permits some discrimination if it can prove it is a “business necessity,” ...more »

Halloween has deeper meaning for earth-based religions
Ball State Daily NewsOctober 31, 2011

"In the modern world in general, there's a great deal of discrimination with the pagan community," he said. "Many people don't really understand the religions very much that are associated with it, there's a great deal of stereotyping involved and many ...more »

Hunting Catholics
WND.comOctober 30, 2011

It appears Banzhaf has it in for CU and its religious identification. He's filed several other complaints, one being against the decision of the school to mandate same-sex dormitories. He claims that illustrates discrimination against women. ...more »

Grass-roots coalition vows to fight repeal of NH same-sex marriage law
LGBTQ NationOctober 30, 2011

... civil unions law would be open to any two adults and would let anyone refuse to recognize the unions, and would allow anyone to discriminate against such couples in employment, housing and public accommodations based on religious or moral beliefs. ...more »

'Religious intolerance in society growing alarmingly'
Pakistan Daily TimesOctober 29, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Lamenting growing intolerance in the society, Supreme Court judge Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany on Saturday observed that it was painful that religious intolerance, bias, discrimination on ethnic background, terror and militancy and divisive ...more »

Research and Markets: Discrimination Law and Employment Issues - Practical ...
Benzinga (press release)October 29, 2011

This practical report for employers and their advisers will ensure that you do not fall foul of the law on age and all the other anti-discrimination law. Employers are failing to address the challenge of age discrimination laws, according to ACAS. ...more »

Sikh Barred From Being Prison Guard Settles Suit
Fox NewsOctober 29, 2011

Civil rights groups accused the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation of religious discrimination. Under the deal made public Thursday, the state will not change its rules requiring most men to be free of facial hair so they can be fitted for ...more »

US Conference of Catholic Bishops Continuing Bigoted Push Against Gays
Lez Get RealOctober 29, 2011

His rationale appears to be because we have always have been allowed to discriminate in the past we should be allowed to do so in the future, and that any law that does not allow us to do that is an attack on religious liberty. ...more »

Court Battle Begins Over Taxpayer Funds To Religious Groups
NorthEscambia.comOctober 29, 2011

Representing a coalition of public education and religious interests, attorney Ron Meyer told Second Circuit Judge Terry Lewis that a proposed constitutional amendment passed by lawmakers earlier this year is misleading because it disguises the true ...more »

'All Children Matter': report on LGBT families spotlights inequity
Washington Post (blog)October 28, 2011

The Center for American Progress released a report Tuesday highlighting the impact of ideology, stigma and discriminatory laws on gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) parents and the more than 2 million children they are ...more »

Does the Religious Right Really Care about Children?
Huffington Post (blog)October 28, 2011

And more research and sharing of best practices can help create greater cultural competency for institutions and individuals that serve LGBT families. Federal law can also play a role. A bill in Congress called the "Every Child Deserves a Family" Act ...more »

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