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Organized Religion – Oy

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
I’m tired of the Christian religion showing up in my government and my schools and anywhere else they deem it necessary to save humanity. It irritates me that Christians believe that their religion should dictate the laws of the land ...

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Transgender woman says Tempe bar told her ‘we don’t serve your kind’

Monday, June 8, 2015
Briana Sandy
A transgender woman ignited a social-media firestorm Sunday when she reported on Facebook that she'd been kicked out of a popular Tempe, Ariz., bar because of her gender identity. ...

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An UnFreedom Summer: LGBT rights are not a threat to religious freedom

Sunday, June 7, 2015
Summer campaigns on a variety of concerns have sought to cast themselves in the heroic moral tradition of the Freedom Summer – though none has been as dramatic as the events of the summer of 1964... ...

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EEOC files discrimination lawsuit on behalf of transgender employee

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Deluxe Corp. in Shoreview, Minn.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the suit Friday against Shoreview-based Deluxe Financial Services Corp. ...

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N.Y. Assembly approves bill to outlaw transgender discrimination – for the 8th consecutive year

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The New York state Assembly has voted again to outlaw discrimination against transgender people, but the measure appears stalled in the state Senate. ...

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Northern Ireland bakery owners to appeal discrimination verdict over ‘gay cake’

Thursday, May 28, 2015
The requested cake, as provided by another bakery.
The owners of a Northern Ireland bakery that refused to bake a cake supporting same-sex marriage said Thursday they would appeal their conviction for discrimination. ...

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Alabama House committee kills bill that would have banned LGBT discrimination

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The delay on Wednesday in the House Judiciary Committee essentially kills a bill that would have protected individuals from discrimination in areas including employment and housing. ...

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Anti-gay marriage religious objections bill clears North Carolina House panel

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
A House judiciary panel scheduled debate Wednesday on legislation allowing some court officials to decline carrying out same-sex marriage duties. ...

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Analysis: Anti-gay bill rejection gives Jindal a campaign opportunity

Monday, May 25, 2015
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.)
By voting down a proposal to give special protections to people who oppose same-sex marriage, lawmakers thought they had put the divisive issue to bed and ended one of the major controversies of the legislative session. ...

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The Christian Right’s claims of persecution by the secular state ring hollow

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Bayard Rustin
As a society we have long wrestled with religious objections to a wide range of public interests, from African American civil rights, to mandatory vaccinations, and even public schooling... ...

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