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Not all the same: Christian Right’s Hobby Lobbyization of RFRAs hits the fan

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Indiana governor Mike Pence (seated) at a private ceremony to sign a religious freedom bill into law, Thursday, March 26, 2015.
It is revealing how important it was to conservatives that the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act not be seen as discriminatory – using false claims about the federal and other state level RFRAs as a cover. ...

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Hobby Lobby decision is a threat to LGBTQ civil rights gains

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
A demonstrator dressed as the 'Bible' stands outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 30, 2014. The Court ruled that  corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.
LGBTQ rights, particularly marriage equality, have made incredible advances over the past year. But, like other great human rights struggles, organized opponents are working hard to contain and undermine movement gains. Many in the LGBTQ community may be unaware of ...

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Supreme Court: Corporations can hold religious objections to contraceptive coverage

Monday, June 30, 2014
Hobby-Lobby
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. The justices’ 5-4 decision is the first time ...

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Jindal slams HGTV, ‘war on religious liberties’ in commencement speech

Sunday, May 11, 2014
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.)
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal on Saturday slammed HGTV for canceling a proposed HGTV real estate reality show after news broke that one of the brothers has actively campaigned against marriage equality and LGBT rights. ...

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Supreme Court hearing on religious exemptions seems ‘deeply worrisome’

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Hobby-Lobby
WASHINGTON -- Nobody spoke about recent efforts to circumvent laws protecting LGBT from discrimination by claiming religious motivations; nobody pointed out that people with religious objections to contraception often have religious objections to alternative insemination for lesbians and condom distribution ...

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear cases relating to employers’ religious beliefs

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases next week that test the degree to which employers may use their personal religious beliefs to deny certain health coverage for employees. Neither case involves any LGBT-related health coverage; but ...

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