(RNS) Until the last few years, RFRA cases were victimless. That all changed in the 2000s, as conservative activists began using RFRA in a new way: as a sword, rather than a shield.
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While lawmakers debate changes in the law, The Indianapolis Star published a page one editorial in huge type, headlined “FIX THIS NOW.”
Facing a rising tide of criticism and business boycotts against his state, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said he would consider a second law that “amplifies and clarifies” the first one but added, “We’re not going to change the law.”
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The move, one LGBT advocates have been pushing for years, provides a major boost for the prospects of of a state nondiscrimination statute.
(RNS) The ordinance bans discrimination among businesses that serve the public, private employers, in housing and in city employment and city contracting.
DECATUR, Ga. (RNS) A coalition of nearly 30 atheists, humanists and other nonreligious groups is taking a page from the gay rights movement to encourage people to admit they are “openly secular.”
(RNS) Religious exemption opponents claim it would relegate gays to second-class citizens. But religious institutions in the U.S. already enjoy exemptions to discriminate in hiring, including refusing to hire women in senior leadership.
PARIS (RNS) Besides France, Belgium has also adopted the veil ban, as have parts of Switzerland, Spain and Italy.
MUMBAI, India (RNS) A group of Muslim women in India thinks the path to gender equality lies in the very thing that has been used to oppress them: Shariah. It’s not as much of a paradox as it seems.