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Zack Ford, Universities Rejecting LGBT Students Essential To Religious Liberty, New Coalition Claims, Think Progress

Q: What is the shortest path between a believer and discrimination? A: Extreme religious liberty the Framers would not recognize

Christine Kim, Gay Marriage Ruling's Legal Impact on Churches, Pastors, and Lay Christians "Uncertain", Christianity Daily

Christine Kim, Gay Marriage Ruling's Legal Impact on Churches, Pastors, and Lay Christians "Uncertain", Christianity Daily

Jae Wasson, California court rules for feather but not religious freedom, WNG.org

CA rejected RFRA 2x. Wasn't needed here in any event

Jared Sichel, Judge fines Chabad of Calif. $845,000, says group misused federal grant with 'reckless disregard', Jewish Journal

Source: http://www.jewishjournal.com/california/article/judge_fines_chabad_of_calif._845000_says_group_misused_federal_grant_with_r A…

Shocking! Discriminatory "religious freedom" bill introduced in California

If this bill can introduced in CA it can appear anywhere !

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.

Pending 2014 Law

Assembly Bill 2237


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

ASSEMBLY BILL No. 2237

Introduced by Assembly Member Grove

February 21, 2014

An act relating to civil rights.



LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 2237, as introduced, Grove. Unruh Civil Rights Act: exception: religion.
The Unruh Civil Rights Act provides that all persons within the state are free and equal, regardless of their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, or sexual orientation, and are entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges, or services in all business establishments of every kind whatsoever.
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would provide an exception to the Unruh Civil Rights Act to protect the free exercise of religion.

DIGEST KEY

Vote: majority   Appropriation: no   Fiscal Committee: no   Local Program: no


BILL TEXT

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1.

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to provide an exception to the Unruh Civil Rights Act to protect the free exercise of religion.

O’Connor invited supporters to send an email or a fax to Grove regarding AB 2237, and readers can do so by clicking HERE.

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