Topics :: religious freedom

1 thru 8 of 8 Stories

Lawsuit an Unusual Challenge to Gay Marriage Ban

NATIONAL | By Mitch Weiss | Apr 29
A coalition of clergy members is challenging North Carolina’s constitutional ban on gay marriage with an unusual approach in a federal lawsuit: They say it violates their religious freedom.

Arizona Legislators Killed Several Controversial Bills

The Arizona Legislature killed several controversial bills before adjourning last week.

Miss. Governor Signs Religious Practices Bill

RELIGION | By Emily Wagster Pettus | Apr 4
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that supporters say will assure unfettered practice of religion without government interference but that opponents worry could lead to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Miss. Governor to Sign Anti-Gay ’Religious Freedom’ Bill

RELIGION | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 3
Mississippi’s Republican Governor Phil Bryant said he plans to sign a religious freedom bill that could allow business owners deny service to LGBT customers based on their religious beliefs.

Miss. Lawmakers Have Busy Agenda in Final Week

NATIONAL | By Emily Wagster Pettus | Mar 31
Mississippi lawmakers are scheduled to finish their three-month session the end of this week, and they have plenty of work left to do.

Miss. Religious-Practices Bill Goes to Negotiation

Mississippi lawmakers could try to write a final version of a religious-practices bill that has sparked concerns about anti-gay discrimination.

Lawsuit Seeks to Block SF Vote on Circumcision Ban

POLITICS | By Terence Chea | Jun 23
An unlikely coalition of Jews and Muslims on Wednesday filed a lawsuit to block a San Francisco ballot measure that would ban the circumcision of male children, a procedure widely practiced by members of both faiths.

Bishop: Gay Rights Trample Religious Liberties

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 27
A British cleric has spoken out against what he says in "an imbalance" in the application of the human rights law, such that Christians are unfairly burdened and their beliefs set aside by the courts.

1 thru 8 of 8 Stories