Topics :: religious freedom

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Lawsuit an Unusual Challenge to Gay Marriage Ban

By Mitch Weiss | Tuesday Apr 29, 2014
A coalition of clergy members is challenging North Carolina’s constitutional ban on gay marriage with an unusual approach in a federal lawsuit: They say it violates their religious freedom.

Arizona Legislators Killed Several Controversial Bills

Monday Apr 28, 2014
The Arizona Legislature killed several controversial bills before adjourning last week.

Miss. Governor Signs Religious Practices Bill

By Emily Wagster Pettus | Friday Apr 4, 2014
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that supporters say will assure unfettered practice of religion without government interference but that opponents worry could lead to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Miss. Governor to Sign Anti-Gay ’Religious Freedom’ Bill

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Apr 3, 2014
Mississippi’s Republican Governor Phil Bryant said he plans to sign a religious freedom bill that could allow business owners deny service to LGBT customers based on their religious beliefs.

Miss. Lawmakers Have Busy Agenda in Final Week

By Emily Wagster Pettus | Monday Mar 31, 2014
Mississippi lawmakers are scheduled to finish their three-month session the end of this week, and they have plenty of work left to do.

Miss. Religious-Practices Bill Goes to Negotiation

Friday Mar 28, 2014
Mississippi lawmakers could try to write a final version of a religious-practices bill that has sparked concerns about anti-gay discrimination.

Lawsuit Seeks to Block SF Vote on Circumcision Ban

By Terence Chea | Thursday Jun 23, 2011
An unlikely coalition of Jews and Muslims on Wednesday filed a lawsuit to block a San Francisco ballot measure that would ban the circumcision of male children, a procedure widely practiced by members of both faiths.

Bishop: Gay Rights Trample Religious Liberties

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Dec 27, 2010
A British cleric has spoken out against what he says in "an imbalance" in the application of the human rights law, such that Christians are unfairly burdened and their beliefs set aside by the courts.
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