A Missing Argument on Contraceptives (NY Times)

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EDITORIAL: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/02/06/opinion/a-missing-argument-on-contraceptives.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0&referrer= A…

Robert Ehlert: Religion, gay rights and a controversial bill in the Idaho Legislature

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this is another extreme religious liberty bill, bad for women and homosexuals

“Extreme Religious Liberty Rights”

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Not true-- RFRA was passed by "unanimous consent" not unanimously. See fn 3 in the brief

LA Times - Defining the rights of the religious in America

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LAT had wool pulled over their eyes Should have read the brief: 1. RFRA did not pass unanimously. It was unanimous consent. Fn 3 2. RFRA does not impose a prior standard but rather makes one up out of whole cloth Pg. 18 3. Congress does not have the power to overrule the Supreme Court or to give benefits solely to religious actors. Let's have this debate based on facts rather than the religious lobbyists' talking points.

FFRF urges overturning of RFRA in contraception case

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More coverage of FFRF brief.

Hate statute in the name of religion. It's ugly and unconstitutional

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On January 16, the Arizona Senate Committee on Government and Environment voted 4 to 2 in favor of SB 1062. The measure would amend Arizona’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act to among, other things, expand the definition of a “person” to include any individual, association, partnership, corporation, church, estate, trust, foundation, or other legal entity. According to the bill’s opponents, the change would permit businesses in the state to discriminate against LGBT individuals, unmarried women, and non-Christians.

Mississippi Senate OKs Adding 'In God We Trust' To Seal

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The bill is called the "Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act," and it says government may not burden a person's right to practice religion.