Religious Discrimination. Legal news and articles for February 26 - 28, 2012

Freedom of Religion vs. Freedom from ReligionRick Santorum Regrets Saying JFK's Religion Speech Made Him Want to 'Throw Up'Discrimination, Dredging on Council's AgendaDiscrimination, Dredging on Council's AgendaMuslims and Christians must also serve in IDFEquality is indivisibleCerabino: Muslims find unlikely defender on legislative sillinessWisconsin Legislature Votes To Repeal Employment Discrimination LawVirginia legalizes discrimination against gay parentsMandatory Ultrasound Laws Violate Women's Rights and BodiesReport alleging discrimination against Christians 'confused'Nigeria: Boko Haram - Onaiyekan Advocates Urgent Review of Sharia LawProfessor targets prejudice at Unitarian Universalism programEquality law 'should be extended to cover faith'Jewish Group Loses Religious Discrimination Case Against Litchfield Borough ...

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Illinois Rep. Wants 'Common Sense' Anti-Gay Discrimination
Care2.com (blog)February 1, 2012

by Steve Williams A Republican lawmaker in Illinois has once again introduced legislation to carve out religious exemptions from the state's near year-old civil unions law, calling it “common sense” that religious adoption agencies should be able to ...more »

Muslim Woman Claims Religious Discrimination at Boca Gas Station
NBC 6 MiamiFebruary 1, 2012

By Brian Hamacher and Ari Odzer A South Florida Muslim woman claims she was discriminated against at a Boca Raton gas station because of her religious attire. La-Fleur Mohamed claims she was trying to fill up her car at the Chevron station at 19345 ...more »

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Freedom of Religion vs. Freedom from Religion
Reason OnlineFebruary 28, 2012

One critical element noted by Black is that state compulsory education laws required that children attend school. Since parents are required by law to send their children to some kind of schools, then it would be wrong to discriminate against religious...more »

Rick Santorum Regrets Saying JFK's Religion Speech Made Him Want to 'Throw Up'
ABC News (blog)February 28, 2012

HOWEVER, the separation of a church owned business and work related American law gets a little murkier. This Republican is totally disgusted with Mr. Santorum's intolerance, bigotry, and insistence on not having a church/state separation.more »

Discrimination, Dredging on Council's Agenda
WOWTFebruary 28, 2012

Secondly, it exempts religious organizations. He added that since his proposal failed last year, 20 more US cities adopted similar ordinances. Now, he said, 150 cities and 17 states have specific laws on the books to protect gay, ...more »

Discrimination, Dredging on Council's Agenda
WOWTFebruary 28, 2012

Secondly, it exempts religious organizations. He added that since his proposal failed last year, 20 more US cities adopted similar ordinances. Now, he said, 150 cities and 17 states have specific laws on the books to protect gay, ...more »

Muslims and Christians must also serve in IDF
HaaretzFebruary 28, 2012

There is no discrimination here - these religious communities are equal when it comes to not defending the country. To be precise, not quite all. The young men of the small Circassian community residing in Kafr Kama and Reikhaniya in the Galilee, ...more »

Equality is indivisible
HaaretzFebruary 28, 2012

There is no discrimination here - these religious communities are equal when it comes to not defending the country. To be precise, not quite all. The young men of the small Circassian community residing in Kafr Kama and Reikhaniya in the Galilee, ...more »

Cerabino: Muslims find unlikely defender on legislative silliness
Palm Beach PostFebruary 28, 2012

The ADL has a sharp focus when it comes to discrimination against Jews, so you might not imagine this would be the group sounding the alarm over Florida's legislative efforts to address the alleged threat of Sharia law seeping into the state.more »

Wisconsin Legislature Votes To Repeal Employment Discrimination Law
ThinkProgressFebruary 27, 2012

That's about to change, however, as the Wisconsin legislature recently voted to strip the state's workers of their ability to actually enforce this law — leaving anti-worker Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) as the only obstacle to the law's total repeal: The ...more »

Virginia legalizes discrimination against gay parents
Washington TimesFebruary 27, 2012

WASHINGTON, February 27, 2012 — The state of Virginia is poised to make it legal for private adoption agencies to reject parents based on their sexual orientation. The Republican-led Virginia General Assembly voted in favor of what it terms a ...more »

Mandatory Ultrasound Laws Violate Women's Rights and Bodies
Huffington PostFebruary 27, 2012

The church and the state will tell women what is best for them, and religious entities' "liberty" will consistently trump individual women's right to live and work free from discrimination and in accordance with their own religious and moral beliefs.more »

Report alleging discrimination against Christians 'confused'
EkklesiaFebruary 27, 2012

The report, 'Clearing the Ground', suggests that civic and legal authorities in the UK are suffering from 'religious illiteracy' and that there is a failure to treat Christians who hold conservative social views - including those who say that their ...more »

Nigeria: Boko Haram - Onaiyekan Advocates Urgent Review of Sharia Law
AllAfrica.comFebruary 27, 2012

He said that at a time when government is trying to find a lasting solution to this menace, there was need to shun all forms of inter-religious discrimination as this will onle fan the embers of hatred and fuel the activities of the sect.more »

Professor targets prejudice at Unitarian Universalism program
Republican & HeraldFebruary 27, 2012

CRESSONA - The Stone Church was a perfect fit for Dr. Charlie Law's presentation Sunday about religious discrimination. "Religious tolerance is one of the most important concepts of Unitarian Universalism," said Deborah Miller, co-chairwoman of the ...more »

Equality law 'should be extended to cover faith'
BBC NewsFebruary 27, 2012

The report, called Clearing the Ground, says by extending the equality law, religious beliefs could be looked at on a case-by-case basis. It says the interpretation of legislation put in place under the Labour government has resulted in religious ...more »

Jewish Group Loses Religious Discrimination Case Against Litchfield Borough ...
Litchfield County TimesFebruary 26, 2012

“Our counsel and board are reviewing the legal documents, and deciding our next step,” the rabbi added. “Chabad philosophy teaches us that the darkest moment of the night comes right before dawn.” “We're disappointed in the result and [we're] ...more »

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