Tag : Ricardo Lara
title : Religious Exemption from Anti-Discrimination Laws in California Colleges May Cease With New Bill
summary : Senate Bill 1146 being considered by California legislators, if passed, would remove a venerable exemption from anti-discrimination laws for religious institutions, potentially exposing state colleges to civil rights' lawsuits from students and employees. Some university officials say the exemption allows them to develop campus policies that are in-line with their faith, and that this new measure is an attack on their free exercise of religion. Bill supporters say it would be the first law of its kind in the nation and would create a safe space for LGBTQ students and staff.
date : Aug 02, 2016 06:16 PM EDT