Religious Discrimination. Legal news and articles for February 23 - 23, 2012

UPDATE: Reaction from religious discrimination tribunalReaction from religious discrimination tribunalObama's Defense of ReligionLawmakers likely to stop bill to protect gay, bisexual, transgender people ...Christian care worker who refused to work on Sundays because of her faith ...Christian care worker who refused to work on Sundays because of her faith ...Religious discrimination case hears taking Sundays off is not "core component ...Bill to block anti-bias ordinances a no-goUS practices Islamophobia, racial, religious discriminationBill to block ordinances against bias a no-goGuest commentary: Reclaiming religious freedomObama's defense of religionVa. OK's Discrimination in Adoption ServicesSchools work to balance gay, religious rightsMichigan Islamic Academy files a lawsuit against Pittsfield Twp. for religious...

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Gay Marriage Ruling a Memo to Justice Kennedy: Noah Feldman
BloombergFebruary 8, 2012

For most, the basis for this stance surely lies in religious traditionalism. Mores have changed, and discrimination against gay people is no longer socially acceptable in many circles. But marriage is so bound up in religious tradition that a radical ...more »

Anti-Gay Discrimination Hard To Prove In Foster Care Arena
KLCC FM Public RadioFebruary 8, 2012

By Austin Jenkins Later Wednesday, the Washington state House is expected to send a gay marriage bill to the governor. The final measure will likely contain some special language to address a concern raised by faith-based foster and adoption agencies.more »

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UPDATE: Reaction from religious discrimination tribunal
Your Local GuardianFebruary 23, 2012

A woman who lost her discrimination claim against Merton Council after refusing to work on a Sunday has said she was “amazed” at the decision. This morning, Celestina Mba, of Mitcham, heard a tribunal rule that her employer did not unlawfully ...more »

Reaction from religious discrimination tribunal
Your Local GuardianFebruary 23, 2012

A woman who lost her discrimination claim against Merton Council after refusing to work on a Sunday has said she was “amazed” at the decision. This morning, Celestina Mba, of Mitcham, heard a tribunal rule that her employer did not unlawfully ...more »

Obama's Defense of Religion
Reason Online (blog)February 23, 2012

President George W. Bush issued an executive order allowing such groups to hire only people who share their faith—exempting them from the usual ban on religious discrimination. Liberal critics accused him of underwriting "theocracy" and "faith-based ...more »

Lawmakers likely to stop bill to protect gay, bisexual, transgender people ...
Kearney HubFebruary 23, 2012

Sen. Brenda Council of Omaha questioned how the bill would apply to Omaha's current ordinances, which protect people from housing discrimination based on age and marital status. State law does not provide housing protection for those groups.more »

Christian care worker who refused to work on Sundays because of her faith ...
Daily MailFebruary 23, 2012

By Eddie Wrenn A devout Christian care worker who lost her case for religious discrimination after refusing to work Sundays plans to appeal against the decision. Celestina Mba said she was 'amazed' by an employment tribunals findings which ruled in ...more »

Christian care worker who refused to work on Sundays because of her faith ...
Daily MailFebruary 23, 2012

By Eddie Wrenn A devout Christian care worker who lost her case for religious discrimination after refusing to work Sundays plans to appeal against the decision. Celestina Mba said she was 'amazed' by an employment tribunals findings which ruled in ...more »

Religious discrimination case hears taking Sundays off is not "core component ...
Your Local GuardianFebruary 23, 2012

A devout Christian who refused to work on a Sunday has lost her discrimination case after a judge ruled it “was not a core component of Christian faith”. Celestina Mba, of Mitcham, had claimed Merton Council unlawfully discriminated against her by ...more »

Bill to block anti-bias ordinances a no-go
Omaha World-HeraldFebruary 23, 2012

The bill would be retroactive, meaning it would void any city ordinance passed before the bill took effect. Sen. Beau McCoy of Omaha, the bill's sponsor, argued that it was needed to prevent a patchwork quilt of discrimination ordinances across the ...more »

US practices Islamophobia, racial, religious discrimination
Press TVFebruary 23, 2012

The United States has “historically” been notorious for “murdering and mutilating” people based on their race and religion, an American human rights activist tells Press TV. The comments come against a backdrop of the burning of Islam's holy book, ...more »

Bill to block ordinances against bias a no-go
Omaha World-HeraldFebruary 23, 2012

By Martha Stoddard LINCOLN — Nebraska lawmakers aren't likely to stop an Omaha proposal to protect gay, bisexual and transgender people from job discrimination. State Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha, the Judiciary Committee chairman, said at a committee ...more »

Guest commentary: Reclaiming religious freedom
STLtoday.comFebruary 23, 2012

Charges that the rule infringed the bishops' religious freedom were ubiquitous in their demands for exemptions from complying with the law. Leaving aside that fact that many of the bishops already comply with similar existing state laws, ...more »

Obama's defense of religion
Chicago TribuneFebruary 23, 2012

President George W. Bushissued an executive order allowing such groups to hire only people who share their faith — exempting them from the usual ban on religious discrimination. Liberal critics accused him of underwriting "theocracy" and "faith-based ...more »

Va. OK's Discrimination in Adoption Services
Advocate.comFebruary 23, 2012

By Trudy Ring Virginia governor Bob McDonnell is ready to sign a bill that would allow private adoption agencies in the state to discriminate against prospective LGBT parents. The state Senate passed the measure Tuesday, and the House had approved it ...more »

Schools work to balance gay, religious rights
Wall Street JournalFebruary 23, 2012

Administrators say that requirement is discriminatory. Kim Colby, senior counsel for the Christian Legal Society, said Christian groups shouldn't be asked, and the ruling doesn't require them, to essentially erase their religious identities to comply ...more »

Michigan Islamic Academy files a lawsuit against Pittsfield Twp. for religious...
WXYZFebruary 23, 2012

At a press conference inside the Council on American-Islamic Relations office, MIA announced it is filing a lawsuit against the Township for religious discrimination. The school says it is the last resort in their effort to put a new building on the ...more »

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