Discrimination

Jacksonville latest city to grapple with human rights ordinance

Jacksonville, Fla., is the latest U.S. city where clergy are arguing both for and against proposals to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Online tool tracks ‘faux religious freedom’ claims

A church/state watchdog group has produced an online tool for monitoring controversial “religious freedom” bills and other legislation that critics say foster faith-based discrimination against gays.

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AU says Christian printer has no ‘religious freedom’ right to discriminate

Hands On Originals Inc. does not have a free-speech or free-exercise right to violate Lexington-Fayette Urban County, Ky., anti-discrimination laws, Americans United for Separation of Church and State claims in a newly filed legal brief.

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Senators ask government to publish names of schools requesting Title IX waivers

Eight Democats say students and parents have a right to “make informed decisions” about higher education.

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Faith groups join White House in targeting religious bigotry

Government, religious and community leaders discussed a new plan to combat discrimination against religious minorities at a White House gathering attended by Baptist leaders.

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Alumni pair ask Carson-Newman to revoke Title IX waiver

Two “once proud” alumni say leaders of their alma mater have “read the New Testament’s story of unwavering love and acceptance by Jesus and walked away believing the Pharisees were the heroes.”

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Baptist schools seek waiver from LBGT discrimination ban

A number of Baptist colleges and universities are getting waivers from the federal Title IX law described by some as a license to discriminate.

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Houston voters defeat equal rights ordinance

After winning a long legal battle to get a controversial anti-discrimination law on the ballot, Houston voters overwhelmingly refused to recognize LGBT citizens as a protected class.

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Former SBC president opposes Houston equal rights ordinance

Houston pastor Ed Young says a proposal to bar discrimination based on gender identity moves the city down the road to becoming totally “secular and godless.”

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Coalition opposes taxpayer-funded discrimination

A broad coalition of 130 organizations joined forces Aug 20 to ask President Barack Obama to end taxpayer-funded discrimination in social service programs which receive financing under the “faith-based” initiative.

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