Indiana is no longer the industrial and agricultural state that many perceive it to be. It's population has become more diverse as a result of its attractiveness to people fleeing the high costs of coastal living, and Indianapolis' success in drawing 'the creative class' and tech and innovative businesses. And that's why the Religious Freedom law has touched off such a battle in the state.
Thousands of people marched in Indiana's largest city on Saturday to protest a state law that supporters contend promotes religious freedom but detractors see as a covert move to support discrimination against gay people.
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.
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.
Last week, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law SB101, the state's religious freedom bill, which prompted a sharp and vocal backlash. Critics say the bill will allow discrimination against the LGBT community on religious grounds.
In a statement explaining his decision to sit as an independent, James Lunney said he wants to place some distance between himself and the Harper government so he can “defend my beliefs” without it reflecting back on the Conservative caucus, which he made a point of framing as diverse
The Arkansas Legislature on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill that critics charge could allow discrimination against gays and lesbians in the name of religious beliefs. The passage came hours after Indiana’s governor promised a legislative fix for that state’s version of the bill, which has led to a national uproar and some boycotts.
Despite an outcry from businesses and organizations, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the 'Religious Freedom Restoration Act,' which critics say discriminates against gay Hoosiers and those visiting the state.
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.
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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