Tayna Ditty, Teasley’s bill would protect religious freedom in Georgia, The Marietta Daily Journal

"Georgians of all faiths need the assurance that they can live out their faith without the fear of government retaliation. This bill will provide those assurances."

Black McCoy, Sign Here for Prejudice - Efforts to repeal Plano's ban on discrimination - The Gay Place Daily, The Austin Chronicle

Note push to repeal protections for both gender and sexual orientation.

God Goes Into Real Estate, Now Owns Town, Daily Kos

Religious lawlessness

Nicole Pasulka, No Shirt, No Shoes, No Gays: Virginia Law Would Allow Businesses to Discriminate, TakePart

If a Virginia legislator with a history of opposing gay rights has his way, business owners across the state could be permitted to shut the door on gay customers. B

"South Park" Terrorist Sues Over Prayer Ban, The Smoking Gun

Felon claims prison regulations thwart his obligations to Islam

Professor Marci A. Hamilton, Leading Into the 2016 Presidential Election Battle, “Religious Liberty” Has Become Code for a License to Discriminate Against the LGBTQ Community (and Women), Justia.com

With the 2016 presidential election battles looming, the conservative Republicans are arming themselves with deceitful rhetoric to fight for the nomination.

Professor Marci A. Hamilton, Je Suis Charlie, Hamilton and Griffin on Rights

Je Suis Charlie The Islamic State and its fellow extremists…

Ralston questions need for 'religious freedom' bill, The Atlanta Chronicle

Advocates for Georgia businesses are worried the bill would hurt the state's image with corporate prospects, a similar argument business groups used more than a decade ago in a successful push to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag.

Professor Leslie C. Griffin, Do You Have a Right Not to Mow Your Lawn?, Hamilton and Griffin on Rights

An Indiana appeals court recently rejected an environmentalist’s claim of conscience not to mow his lawn. The court’s reasoning is persuasive and should be a model for all claims of conscience, including those about contraception and same-sex marriage.