Fareed Zakaria, Blasphemy and the law of fanatics, The Washington Post

Fact: many US states had anti-blasphemy laws. The First Amendment overcame them.

Mark Joseph Stern, A New Virginia Bill Would Let Schools, Hotels, Restaurants, and Hospitals Turn Gays Away, slate.com (Jan 8, 2015)Mark Joseph Stern, A New Virginia Bill Would Let Schools, Hotels, Restaurants, and Hospitals Turn Gays Away, Slate

Marshall’s measure would attach a “conscience clause” to any “license, registration, or certificate” obtained from the commonwealth, whether by a private business or a government agency.

Professor Marci A. Hamilton, The Top Ten Recent Extreme, Extreme Religious Liberty Proposals, Hamilton and Griffin on Rights

Over 2014 and into 2015, the United States has been awash with a tidal wave of demands for extreme religious liberty, each becoming more outlandish than the last.

Don Byrd, Indiana, Georgia to Consider RFRA Bills in New Year, Baptist Joint Community for Religious Liberty

Ha ha: RFRA's "careful balance" Fact: New RFRAs are taking an already extreme standard farther

Bill would allow Hoosiers to refuse gay weddings, Crescent-News.com

Bill would allow Hoosiers to refuse gay weddings - Crescent-News…

Dyana Bagby, Anti-gay Atlanta fire chief back on job; becomes face of Georgia’s ‘religious freedom’ fight, GAVoice

Cochran was suspended by Mayor Kasim Reed on Nov. 24 after media reports of Cochran’s self-published book, “Who Told You That You Were Naked?” included excerpted anti-gay passages

Lisa Robbins, Some clerks ax nuptials so they won't have to marry gays, USA Today

Clerks in at least five Florida counties say they'll end courthouse weddings for everyone so they won't have to marry same-sex couples starting next week.

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, N.Y. mayor must outlaw dangerous circumcision rite before another baby dies, Haaretz

Last week, New Yorkers learned that yet another newborn has contracted herpes after undergoing a brit milah, a ritual circumcision, that included MBP.