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Mormon Church Files Brief Opposing Trans Rights With Supreme Court

20 hours agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

The group wants to "preserve the nation's priceless heritage of religious freedom."

Religious Freedom Is a Progressive Value

Click here for reuse options! We must not fall for the ancient tactic of allowing the kings, nobles and priests of our time to divide and set us against one another. To read press coverage about it, one might think that religious freedom is a concern only for religious and political conservatives, and not one of the most liberatory ideas in history. Show More Summary

Ten Things that Caught My Eye Today (Feb 17, 2017)

1. Stone sculptures smashed by Isil in ancient city of Palmyra restored to former glory by Italian experts 2. Tom Farr: What Trump Can Do to Secure Religious Freedom 3. Andrew Walther in Morning Consult : Christian Genocide Victims Deserve Support and Priority. 4. Show More Summary

Expect the special rights of Christians to trample everyone else's in Sessions' Justice Department

Religious freedom statutes and lawsuits have been chipping away at civil rights advancements at an accelerated rate for the last handful of years. But now that Jeff Sessions is supposedly in charge of protecting those civil rights, so-called...Show More Summary

Washington Supreme Court unanimously rules a florist illegally discriminated against a gay couple

In a case that pitted so-called "religious freedom" against Washington State’s civil rights protections, the state’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Christians don't have the special right to deny services to people they don't approve of. Show More Summary

Trump and the Republicans Are Redefining “Religious Freedom” to Favor Christians

As foreshadowed by his campaign, Donald Trump has spent his presidency fear-mongering over imaginary or exaggerated problems, toward sinister ends. Trump claims of widespread voter fraud are a pretext for cracking down on voters who favor Democrats. Show More Summary

Is it Religious Liberty or Discrimination? Yes: New at Reason

5 days agoNews : Reason

State-level attempts at religious liberty laws pose difficult questions. A. Barton Hinkle writes: Once again Virginia lawmakers have passed legislation to protect religious freedom. Once again, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) will veto it.Show More Summary

Religious freedom could top Sessions civil rights priorities

When President Donald Trump spoke to the National Prayer Breakfast this month, he underscored his vow to defend the religious rights of the conservative Christians who helped propel him to … Click to Continue »

Religious Freedom Still Isn't License to Discriminate

Last week, in response to a piece at Salon, I wrote a short post about the reality of religious-freedom legislation in America, which, I argued, is narrowly tailored to protect the consciences of those who believe that marriage is rightly understood as being between one man and one woman. Show More Summary

Judge to hear arguments on Dakota Access pipeline work

Two American Indian tribes have asked a federal judge to stop construction of the last stretch of the four-state Dakota Access pipeline, adding a religious freedom component to their argument that it would endanger their cultural sites and water supply.

So-called “Religious Freedom” Laws Hurt, Don’t Help, Religion

Americans were rattled recently when a draft memo by the Trump Administration was leaked that outlined a potential executive order on so-called “religious liberty.” The draft memo could have circumvented federal and state anti-discrimination...Show More Summary

-Majority of Americans Favor Limiting Religious Freedom of Business Owners

The majority of Americans are now in favor of limiting Religious freedom. 61% say that they oppose allowing businesses refuse service for religious reasons. This would include Christian owned bakers, caterers, florists, and printers who do not want to be involved in same sex marriages or LGBT events. Here’s the data from PRRI Research: New […]

How “Religious Freedom” Laws Would Create Chaos In The Workplace

last weekLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

It's not just employers who would have a license to discriminate, but employees, as well.

Texas Bill Would Allow ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapists, Others Who Harm LGBT People to Keep Licenses

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Texas Republican lawmakers have introduced a sweeping anti-LGBT “religious freedom” bill that could allow “ex-gay” therapists to keep their licenses even if the dangerous, discredited practice is banned by the state. Senate Bi… Read The post Texas Bill Would Allow ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapists, Others Who Harm LGBT People to Keep Licenses appeared first on Towleroad.

Pro-Family Groups to Trump: Make Religious Freedom Great Again

Family Policy Alliance and its alliance of 40 state-based groups is sending a letter urging President Trump to sign a religious freedom Executive Order. The order would strengthen protections for individuals and business owners who don’t want to be forced to violate their deeply held beliefs. Show More Summary

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