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U.S. government to shield health workers under 'religious freedom'

U.S. Government To Shield Health Workers under ‘Religious Freedom’

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday it will create a division within its Office of Civil Rights to give it "the focus it needs to more vigorously and effectively enforce existing laws protecting the rights of conscience and religious freedom."

Southern Baptists Condemn ‘Alt-Right White Supremacy’

Southern Baptists Condemn ‘Alt-Right White Supremacy’

The resolution was initially shot down, causing an uproar among younger evangelicals.

Republicans Urge Trump to Enact Discriminatory Executive Order

Republicans Urge Trump to Enact Discriminatory Executive Order

Republicans told the president to consider Americans that “have been harmed and left unprotected for far too many years” — religious conservatives.

N.C. Republicans Seek to Ban Gay Marriage

N.C. Republicans Seek to Ban Gay Marriage

The “Uphold Historical Marriage Act” would not recognize same-sex marriage whether they were conducted in the state or not.

Muhammad Ali Jr. Detained at Florida Airport ‘Because I’m Muslim’

Muhammad Ali Jr. Detained at Airport ‘Because I’m Muslim’

Ali, son of the legendary boxer, was traveling from Jamaica and has a U.S. passport.​

Trump signs Muslim ban

Trump’s ‘Unconstitutional’ Immigration Ban Defies Moral, Legal Norms

President said executive order is not a Muslim ban but suggested Christians will be given priority over other refugees.

Reince Priebus, Trump's Chief of Staff: Won't 'Rule out' a Muslim Registry

Trump’s Chief of Staff: Won’t ‘Rule out’ a Muslim Registry

"Look, I'm not going to rule out anything," Reince Priebus said in an interview muddled with contradictions.

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GOP Blocks LGBT Rights Amendment Days After Orlando Shooting

After Republican leaders claimed to “stand in solidarity” with the LGBT community following the tragedy in Orlando, GOP leaders rejected a proposal to protect LGBT people from discrimination.

Empty Church Pews

Millennials Pushing the Sharp Rise of the Religiously Unaffiliated

Millennials are the least likely generation to be affiliated with an organized religion, according to a new survey, correlating with their progressiveness on social issues such as LGBT rights.

Gov. Mike Pence - Indiana

Gov. Pence Calls Press Conference to Clarify Indiana RFRA Law

Fallout from businesses and others taking a pro-LGBT stand against Indiana law continues as Gov. Pence seeks to clarify legislation

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Growing Religious Majority Supporting Same-Gender Marriage

A mainline Christian church’s turnaround on same-gender marriage shows how diverse religious Americans are on the subject.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

Fashion Icons Face Furor from Elton John, Others

Dolce & Gabbana opened a firestorm of controversy with comments disparaging IVF children and gay families.

Bishop Kevin Doran of Ireland

Catholic Bishop Compares Homosexuality to Spina Bifida, Down Syndrome

In an Irish-radio interview, the clergyman also contends that members of the LGBT community aren’t “necessarily parents,” before offering an apology.

Obama Hitler comparison tweeted by Texas Rep. Randy Weber

Congressman Compares Obama to Hitler

Texas Republican Randy Weber reaches a new low with his Obama-Hitler comparison. What made him say it?

December Dilemma Holidays at Work

Six Simple Steps to Avoid the December Dilemma

Don't be afraid to say "Merry Christmas," just know when the situation is right. Here are six tips.

Mae Brooks, Dr. Deborah Ashton

Cultural and Religious Consideration to Competent Healthcare

At Novant Health, a guide and videos were developed to assist professionals in providing quality healthcare that is sensitive to each patient’s values.

Newspaper editor Bob Eschliman was fired after writing a scathing anti-LGBT column.

Homophobic Editor Sues for Discrimination

After being fired from his job when he attacked the “Gaystapo” in an anti-LGBT column, an Iowa newspaper editor is now claiming he’s the one being discriminated against.

Legal Roundup: Can a Straight Man Be Fired for Being Too ‘Sensitive,’ ‘Feminine’?

July Legal Roundup: Can a Straight Man Be Fired for Being Too ‘Sensitive,’ ‘Feminine’?

The man’s supervisor at a fitness center wanted him to be “sexually loose, promiscuous and predatory.” He sued for sex discrimination under Title VII.

Breaking News: SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

The U.S. Supreme Court declares that the Affordable Care Act can not force companies to provide contraceptive coverage to employees.

Are Newsweek’s New Owners Turning the Magazine Into Propaganda for a Religious Organization?

The young duo insist they can keep their business separate from their evangelist beliefs, but resurfacing information proves that the line is often blurred.

Survey: What American Workers Really Think About Religion

One-third of American workers have experienced or witnessed religious bias while on the job, according to a new report from the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding and Public Religion Research.

A roundup of legal cases involving discrimination lawsuits.

January Legal Roundup: Can a Religious Object Be a ‘Dangerous Weapon’?

What is a kirpan, and why was a Sikh IRS agent fired for wearing one to work?

Poor job performance reviews negate a discrimination lawsuit over a promotion.

November Legal Roundup: Poor Performance Overrides Edge in Experience

Older white man’s uneven work history precluded a discrimination case after he was passed over for someone 30 years younger.

Ask the White Guy: Diversity and what it means for office holiday parties.

Ask the White Guy: Does Diversity Mean Giving Up Holiday Celebrations?

Should you acknowledge religious holidays in the workplace or ignore them?