(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.
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WASHINGTON (RNS) “An exception would set a terrible precedent by denying true equality for LGBT people, while simultaneously opening a Pandora’s Box inviting other forms of discrimination,” more than 100 signatories wrote Tuesday in a letter to President Obama.
(RNS) The next religious liberties faceoff may be between LGBT workers and private business owners who, the Supreme Court says, have religious rights.
WASHINGTON (RNS) President Obama campaigned against a Bush-era discrimination policy for religious groups that receive federal grants. Now a growing coalition of groups is trying to hold him to his promise.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The fight over gay marriage is far from settled — and some conservatives insist that it never will be — but pro-gay groups clearly have the momentum. Here’s why.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “We’re all children of God. We’re all made in his image, all worthy of his love and dignity,” President Obama said at his annual Easter prayer breakfast, adding that religious-fueled violence has “no place in our society.”
(RNS) Pope Francis asked members of the Green family how their Supreme Court fight against President Obama’s contraception mandate was progressing, a spokeswoman said.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) According to an official statement from the Vatican, Pope Francis and President Obama discussed immigration reform and “the exercise of the rights to religious freedom, life and conscientious objection.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) Two smiling, confident and charismatic leaders will meet at the Vatican this week, each with the opportunity to touch the heart of the other.