Religious Discrimination. Legal news and articles for February 28 - 29, 2012

The controversy over contraception: A detailed look at both sidesLet's keep separation of church and stateBlunt Amendment Debate Recalls Memories Of Walmart Contraception CaseLetter: The Contraceptive ControversyFRC's Jeanne Monahan Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee, Urges Repeal ...Kansas House Panel Expects To Vote On Abortion BillBill Banning Sharia Law Meets Protests, Questions Of ConstitutionalityFRC's Jeanne Monahan Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee, Urges Repeal ...Senate votes to add protections to religious beliefsArchbishop of Canterbury: Promoting 'change' with gay marriage law would be wrongSenate OKs bill on religious protectionsBill Maher: Religious faith is an opinionCrematorium removes glass window featuring 4ft cross to avoid offending other ...Women belonging to minority face double troubleFRC's Jeanne Monahan Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee, Urges Repeal ...

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US law professor has no doubt Gülen trial in Turkey was political
Sunday's ZamanFebruary 5, 2012

James C. Harrington, director of the Texas Civil Rights Project and a law professor at the University of Texas, wrote a book titled “Wrestling with Free Speech, Religious Freedom, and Democracy in Turkey: The Political Trials and Times of Fethullah ...more »

In Idaho, it's still man and wife
Coeur d'Alene PressFebruary 12, 2012

Even alternative measures like domestic partnerships will flounder, he believes. "On the House side, it wouldn't have a chance," Goedde said, adding that the House has consistently proven to be the more conservative body.more »

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The controversy over contraception: A detailed look at both sides
Medill Reports: ChicagoFebruary 29, 2012

Although states can accommodate illegal acts grounded in religious beliefs, they don't have to do so. The religious exemption is the provision in labor and discrimination law that allows religious groups to preferentially hire those of their own faith.more »

Let's keep separation of church and state
MiamiHerald.comFebruary 29, 2012

On closer inspection, “religious freedom” means the “freedom” to get access to tax dollars. These Florida groups want to exempt themselves from some government laws if those laws conflict with their religious practices, while insisting that government ...more »

Blunt Amendment Debate Recalls Memories Of Walmart Contraception Case
Huffington PostFebruary 29, 2012

amendment to the Senate transportation bill, which would override President Obama's contraception coverage rule and allow any employer to refuse to cover any kind of health care service for religious or moral reasons, have framed the issue as one of ...more »

Letter: The Contraceptive Controversy
Virginia Connection NewspapersFebruary 29, 2012

Contraceptives play an important role in women's health and religious liberty does not extend that far. Religious liberty does not allow religious groups the freedom not to follow rules or laws that have compelling benefits to society.more »

FRC's Jeanne Monahan Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee, Urges Repeal ...
Bradenton HeraldFebruary 29, 2012

"This Administration's act of discrimination against people of faith, and women of faith, must be stopped. As CS Lewis said, you can be sincere, and sincerely wrong. We don't question the President's motives, but we think he is wrong.more »

Kansas House Panel Expects To Vote On Abortion Bill
KAKEFebruary 29, 2012

Abortion is legal, and this is nothing more than moral,and religious discrimination. This will go to the supreme court and make the conservative Republicans look stupid again!! by cliff Location: wichita on Feb 29, 2012 at 09:06 AM and how do you ...more »

Bill Banning Sharia Law Meets Protests, Questions Of Constitutionality
Sunshine SlateFebruary 29, 2012

Alan Hays (R-20/Umatilla) who say they just want to keep foreign law out of Florida, not target any specific group. Nor does the bill mention Sharia by name, some say to comply with the US Constitution's ban on religious discrimination.more »

FRC's Jeanne Monahan Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee, Urges Repeal ...
Sacramento BeeFebruary 29, 2012

"This Administration's act of discrimination against people of faith, and women of faith, must be stopped. As CS Lewis said, you can be sincere, and sincerely wrong. We don't question the President's motives, but we think he is wrong.more »

Senate votes to add protections to religious beliefs
Arizona Daily SunFebruary 29, 2012

PHOENIX -- Citing the fight in Washington over insurance coverage for birth control, the state Senate voted Tuesday to provide new legal protections for professionals who act or refuse to do things that violate their "sincerely held religious beliefs.more »

Archbishop of Canterbury: Promoting 'change' with gay marriage law would be wrong
PinkNews.co.ukFebruary 29, 2012

by Stephen Gray for PinkNews.co.uk In a speech on human rights and religious faith, the Archbishop of Canterbury has told an audience in Geneva that laws should restrict discrimination against gays and other minorities but should not be used to ...more »

Senate OKs bill on religious protections
Yuma SunFebruary 29, 2012

The discussion about the state legislation and the party-line vote in favor of SB 1365 in the Republican-controlled state Senate mirrors the national debate about the role of government and how that intersects with religious beliefs.more »

Bill Maher: Religious faith is an opinion
CNN (blog)February 29, 2012

Atheism however has not been linked to crusades, jihads, religion inspired bombings, and the murder of abortion doctors, "witches", and other heretics or dissenters, and therefore *may* be slightly healthier for children in the strict sense of having a ...more »

Crematorium removes glass window featuring 4ft cross to avoid offending other ...
Daily MailFebruary 29, 2012

McFarlane lost his job after refusing to provide sex therapy to gay couples has failed in a further attempt to prove religious discrimination by his former employers. Nadia Eweida, 58, lost her appeal against a ruling which cleared British Airways of ...more »

Women belonging to minority face double trouble
The News InternationalFebruary 28, 2012

Women belonging to minority face double jeopardy as they suffer gender discrimination coupled with social biases based on religion. The argument is clearly reflected in a study carried out by the National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP) ...more »

FRC's Jeanne Monahan Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee, Urges Repeal ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 28, 2012

"This Administration's act of discrimination against people of faith, and women of faith, must be stopped. As CS Lewis said, you can be sincere, and sincerely wrong. We don't question the President's motives, but we think he is wrong.more »

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