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What “religious liberty” bills have in common with voter ID laws

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“Religious freedom” bills are “gay-neutral” the same way that voter ID laws are “race-neutral.”
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Why is employment discrimination a “religious freedom” issue?

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Why does religion engender sympathy for what would, in a secular context, be considered odious?
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New “religious freedom” bill in Georgia has nothing to do with religion

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The bill limits its scope to “matrimonial ceremonies,” dropping the pretense that it protects religious freedom.
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There is no zero-sum competition between LGBT rights and religious freedom

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The “gay rights vs. religious freedom” juxtaposition is misdirected and harmful.
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Donald Trump’s supporters hate religious freedom, by the numbers

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A new Public Policy Polling survey suggests that Trump voters want to, for all intents and purposes, ban Islam.
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A few questions for Donald Trump regarding his call for a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslim immigration

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It was only a matter of time.
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“Should Muslims have religious freedom?” is now a serious question in the Republican primary

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Closing mosques in response to terrorism is exactly what far-right clerics want.
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“Should refugees have religious freedom?” is now a serious question in the Republican primary

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Bush, Cruz and Rubio all want religious tests for refugees, Establishment Clause be damned.
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Marco Rubio’s new director of faith outreach has some thoughts and feelings about gay people

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Win the primary to lose the general.
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Indiana Governor Pence testing the waters for raising “right to discriminate” bill from the dead

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The new bill would be a slightly watered down version of his last try. A zombie RFRA, if you will.
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Gay rights may come at the cost of religious freedom…if you redefine religious freedom

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Religious worries over religious liberty are really just Christian worries over their receding hegemony.
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Catholic school fires longtime teacher after parents find out she’s in a same-sex marriage

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The school has received public funding, likely voiding a religious exemption in the local anti-discrimination law.
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North Carolina pastor flies Christian flag above American flag, encourages others to do the same

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Flying any flag above the American flag is in violation of the Flag Code.
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