Religious Freedom

Religious Freedom

Don’t Say You Love LGBTQ People – Prove It

Amber Cantrorna
Editorial
What you need to understand is that lip service love isn’t just disappointing to LGBTQ people, it’s devastating. ...
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New Report Details the Health Care Rights Attack on LGBT People, Women, Parents, Children

Health Faith and Religion
Tipping the Scales: The Coordinated Attack on LGBT People, Women, Parents, Children, and Health Care details the widespread push to pass a variety of religious exemptions laws that would give businesses, government agencies, and individuals a right to discriminate on religious or moral grounds. ...
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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Repeal H.B. 2, Expand LGBT Protections

Angela Gilmore and Joaquin Carcaño
Politics
North Carolina sends a purposeful message that LGBT people are second-class citizens who are undeserving of the privacy, respect, and protections afforded others in the state. ...
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GOP’s Anti-LGBT Votes Send Message VA Not Open for Business

Virginia Full House Chamber
Politics National
Earlier this week, the Privileges and Elections Constitutional Subcommittee killed HJ 538, which would have repealed Virginia’s now mute constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. ...
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DelBene Introduces Bill to Prohibit Religious Registry Under Trump Presidency

Politics Faith and Religion
Congresswoman Suzan DelBene introduced the No Religious Registry Act to ensure individuals of all faiths are protected from the establishment of a national religious registry. ...
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Illinois Pastors Sue to Perform Conversion Therapy, Harm LGBT Youth

Faith and Religion
The lawsuit filed aims to exclude clergy from the ban on conversion therapy. Of course, the majority, if not all, conversion therapy comes from religious communities. ...
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Transgender Ad Goes Viral Ahead of Debut at Republican National Convention

Trans Ad will run during RNC
Politics
An ad depicting the challenges faced by transgender people in accessing public restrooms has been viewed more than 2 million times online. ...
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PayPal Withdraws Plan for Charlotte Expansion, 400 Jobs to Move Elsewhere

PayPal Photo
Editorial Faith and Religion
Two weeks ago, PayPal announced plans to open a new global operations center in Charlotte and employ over 400 people in skilled jobs. ...
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Ben Carson Says He Won’t ‘Fall for’ Liberal Press Inquiries Anymore

Politics
Ben Carson said he thought prisoners changing their sexuality after they leave jail is proof that being gay is a choice, though science is still murky on the issue. ...
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New Mexico Rings in the New Year with Anti-LGBT ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

Politics Faith and Religion
The New Mexico "religious freedom" bill would allow all businesses of all sizes to discriminate against the LGBT community because of religion. ...
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