Tag : sexual discrimination
title : Phil Bryant Signs Mississippi 'Religious Freedom’ Bill Amid Protests, Allows Service Denial Based on Faith
summary : Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a state measure Tuesday (April 5) that allows public and private businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples based on the employers' religious beliefs. House Bill 1523 was passed by state legislators Friday. Gay rights' advocates have been protesting the law this week, saying the legislation is outright discriminatory.
date : Apr 05, 2016 02:40 PM EDT
title : New Kansas Law Allows Faith College Groups To Restrict Members To 'Like-Minded' Believers
summary : Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed SB 175 legislation Tuesday allowing faith-based groups at college campuses to restrict membership to "like-minded" people. Civil liberty group leaders were quick to oppose such a concept, and some are considering legal challenge options. The new law takes effect July 1, and will prevent public colleges and universities in the state from denying funds or campus resources to religious groups that limit their memberships.
date : Mar 23, 2016 11:41 AM EDT