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

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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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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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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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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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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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