(RNS) — This month’s Supreme Court ruling established that any religious school teacher who performs a religious function is beyond the reach of civil rights protections accorded to other workers.
(RNS) — Bipartisan support of common-sense legislation such as the Khalid Jabara-Heather Heyer NO HATE Act will equip law enforcement to identify and track hate incidents more effectively.
(The Conversation) — More than 500,000 Sikh Americans face a growing amount of hate crimes, mainly from ignorance. A Sikh scholar explains the tenets and history of the faith, including why they wear turbans.
(RNS) The most egregious assertion Brooks made is that 'it’s just a cake. It’s not like they were being denied a home or a job, or a wedding.'
(RNS) — A win by baker Jack Phillips would begin the unraveling of our anti-discrimination laws, leaving people of all faiths — including Christians — at risk.
(RNS) — Islam does not permit one to discriminate in providing services to individuals because they believe or behave in a way counter to one's understanding of Islamic teachings.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — As usual, Justice Anthony Kennedy appeared to be the up-for-grabs justice, offering each side reason for hope.
'We can’t take for granted what ‘religious freedom’ is and what it protects,' says Tisa Wenger, an associate professor of American religious history at Yale.
(AP) — In a legal case with profound implications for LGBT rights and religion's place in public life, the opposing sides agree on this: It's not about the cake.
(RNS) — The court will hear the 'cake case,' which may not be a yummy delight for all.
Anti-discrimination laws should protect people. The United Arab Emirates’ new law, issued by royal decree, criminalizes the criticism of religions and ideas. It should be scrapped.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The bill grew out of weeks of negotiations between lawmakers, the LGBT community and Mormon leaders, who stated their rare — some have said historic — support for the legislation.