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U.K. Lords Pass Gay-Marriage Bill to Bring Final Approval Closer

U.K. Lords Pass Gay-Marriage Bill to Bring Final Approval Closer | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The U.K. House of Lords passed Prime
Minister David Cameron’s bill to allow same-sex marriage,
sending it back to the lower House of Commons for final
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Richard III Given A Burial Fit For A King 530 Years After His Death

Richard III Given A Burial Fit For A King 530 Years After His Death | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
LEICESTER, England (AP) — A maligned monarch found under a parking lot was buried in pomp Thursday, as Britain embraced comeback King Richard III, a long-reviled ruler who is experiencing a remarkable posthumous renaissance.

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The Strange Case of Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Appeal of the TWU Ruling | CCCC News & Blogs

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Despite the resounding loss at the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in January, the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society has decided to appeal.  Justice Campbell ruled that Trinity Western University’s Community Covenant was “not unlawful” .........  In his searing response to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society’s action against TWU, Justice Campbell clearly stated that the Charter is not “a blueprint for moral conformity.” . However, it would appear that the NSBS does intend to use the Charter as a blueprint for moral conformity.

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Anglican Curmudgeon: ECUSA and the Freedom of Association: a Showdown Is Coming

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Religion Clause: 8th Circuit Invalidates Missouri House of Worship Protection Act

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The Established Church in England: Religious Liberty in a State of Entanglement

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Christian Print Shop Refuses to Make Gay Couple's Wedding Invites; 'God Is Our Defense,' Says Irish Firm

Christian Print Shop Refuses to Make Gay Couple's Wedding Invites; 'God Is Our Defense,' Says Irish Firm | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
A printing company based in Ireland has refused to print out invitations for a gay couple's wedding.
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VIETNAM Concerns Raised about Legal, Administrative Restrictions on Religious Freedom

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Where global solutions are shaped for you | News & Media | HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL STARTS INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE WITH THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF

This is the official Web Site of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Here you will find daily UN News, UN Documents and Publications, UN Overview information, UN Conference information, Photos, and other UN information resources, such as information on Conference on Disarmament, the League of Nations, UN Cultural Activities, the NGO Liaison Office and The Palais des Nations.,Ceci est le site Internet officiel de l'Office des Nations Unies à Genève. Vous y trouverez des nouvelles quotidiennes, des documents et des publications officiels des Nations Unies, des informations générales concernant les Nations Unies, des informations sur les conférences des Nations Unies, des photographies, et d'autres sources d'informations, telles que la Conférence du Désarmement, la Ligue des Nations, les activités culturelles des Nations Unies, le bureau de liaison des ONG et des informations relatives au Palais des Nations.
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State Legislatures Pit Religious Freedom Against Civil Rights

State Legislatures Pit Religious Freedom Against Civil Rights | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The debate over last summer's Hobby Lobby decision has a new source for conflict: state legislatures. The Supreme Court decision, which expanded corporate religious liberty, rested on an interpretation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), a federal statute that Congress passed in 1993.
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Media Advisory: Supreme Court to hear religious discrimination case -

The Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the case concerning Abercrombie & Fitch’s refusing to offer a job to a qualified Muslim teen job applicant
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Washington florist rejects settlement offer after court rules she can’t refuse service to gay weddings

Washington florist rejects settlement offer after court rules she can’t refuse service to gay weddings | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
A florist rejected a settlement offer from Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Friday, days after a state judge ruled that her "relationship with Jesus” was not enough to justify her refusal to provide flower arrangements for the wedding of a same-sex couple.
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Nigeria Elections 2015 Muslims And Christians: Religion Being Used To Divide Voters, Opposition Party Says

Nigeria Elections 2015 Muslims And Christians: Religion Being Used To Divide Voters, Opposition Party Says | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
All Progressives Congress accused politicians of circulating the leaflets, which would pit Christians against Muslims before March elections.
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Salesforce.com cancels all events in Indiana after anti-gay law passed

Salesforce.com cancels all events in Indiana after anti-gay law passed | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The president of one of the biggest U.S. cloud computing companies has cancelled all his company's events in Indiana after the state signed a bill into law that critics say gives business owners the right to refuse to serve gay and lesbian customers.
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Religious Freedom: A Communal Right | CCCC News & Blogs

On March 19, the Supreme Court of Canada released its long-anticipated Loyola decision and came very close to saying that there is a religious freedom right, protected by the Charter, for religious corporations. It was only one vote short. However, the entire seven-member panel of the Court ruled that religious freedom does have “communal aspects.” Three judges were prepared to go all the way to recognize religious freedom rights for a religious corporation, but the other four did not see the need to decide the question of religious corporations in this case. However, this decision is a major step forward in the evolution of religious freedom since the Charter came into effect in 1982.

 

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Indiana proposes religious freedom legislation that could affect hospitals

Indiana proposes religious freedom legislation that could affect hospitals | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Some believe if the bill passes, hospital employees could decline to treat patients.
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Law, Religion, and Politics: Challenges to Traditional Borders in Global and Comparative Perspectives | Yale Law School

Law, Religion, and Politics: Challenges to Traditional Borders in Global and Comparative Perspectives | Yale Law School | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
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Philippine court relaxes marriage annulment law: A sign of waning Church influence?

Philippine court relaxes marriage annulment law: A sign of waning Church influence? | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
A new decision by the Philippine Supreme Court slightly loosens the rules of civil annulment on the grounds of psychological incapacity. What does this imply in the Southeast Asian nation, the last country outside of the Vatican where divorce remains illegal?
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God in the Machine: The Role of Religion in Net Neutrality Debates

God in the Machine: The Role of Religion in Net Neutrality Debates | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
The public movement to protect a free and open Internet is approaching a critical moment this week: on February 26, the Federal Communications Commission will vote whether to pass strong rules against corporate control of the Internet. For years, companies that manage America's access to the Internet—corporate giants like Verizon, Comcast, and Time Warner—have sparred with activists and the FCC for control of cyberspace.
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Quebec judge wouldn't hear case of woman wearing hijab

Quebec judge wouldn't hear case of woman wearing hijab | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
A Quebec judge tells a woman appearing in her Montreal courtroom she would not hear her case until she removed her hijab.
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Supreme Court’s recent attention to religion isn't impressive: Charting 65 years of cases - Corner of Church and State

Supreme Court’s recent attention to religion isn't impressive: Charting 65 years of cases - Corner of Church and State | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
When did the Supreme Court take up most of its religion cases? Does the Court focus on Church-State conflicts or religious liberty? See for yourself in these two graphs.
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CHINA - VATICAN If Beijing does not grant religious freedom to the Church diplomatic relations are useless - Asia News

An underground priest sent AsiaNews his reflection on the state of relations between China and the Vatican. Talks and negotiations are useless if Beijing does not grant human rights to the people. The
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Sexual orientation and sexual behaviour: can they be distinguished?

Sexual orientation and sexual behaviour: can they be distinguished? | Law and Religion | Scoop.it
Should the employee of a religious organisation be allowed to be dismissed because of her sexual activities outside work? A recent Australian decision suggests, somewhat surprisingly, that she may ...
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