Employment Law

The Price of Citizenship”? New Mexico Supreme Court rules Christian must photograph same-sex ceremony

“The Price of Citizenship”? New Mexico Supreme Court rules Christian must photograph same-sex ceremony

Yes­ter­day, the New Mex­ico Supreme Court ruled that the First Amend­ment does not pro­tect a photographer’s deci­sion not to pho­to­graph a same-sex com­mit­ment cer­e­mony even if it would vio­late the photographer’s deeply held reli­gious beliefs.

 
 

Two Supreme Court Decisions Narrow Scope of Employers’ Title VII Liability

Two Supreme Court Decisions Narrow Scope of Employers’ Title VII Liability

By Michael Peabody — On Mon­day, June 24, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court issued two 5–4 deci­sions that will make it more dif­fi­cult for plain­tiffs to prove that their employ­ers vio­lated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII is the fed­eral law designed to pro­tect employ­ees from dis­crim­i­na­tion on the basis of fac­tors such as race, sex, and religion.

 
 

Stanford Law Program Promotes Religious Accommodation

Stanford Law Program Promotes Religious Accommodation

Stu­dents at Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity School of Law have a unique oppor­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in the nation’s only law-school based clinic pro­gram that focuses on issues regard­ing reli­gious free­dom and accommodation.

 
 

(UPDATE) Kentucky Governor Vetoes Religious Freedom Bill; Legislature Overturns Veto

(UPDATE) Kentucky Governor Vetoes Religious Freedom Bill; Legislature Overturns Veto

On Fri­day, March 22, Ken­tucky Gov­er­nor Steve Beshear (D) vetoed a reli­gious free­dom Bill (HB 279) claim­ing that the bill would “cause seri­ous unin­ten­tional con­se­quences that could threaten pub­lic safety, health care, and indi­vid­u­als’ civil rights.” The leg­is­la­ture is expected to over­ride the veto.

 
 

Workplace Religious Freedom Act of 2013 Introduced in U.S. Senate

On Decem­ber 17, 2012 Sen­a­tor John Kerry (D-MA) intro­duced “The Work­place Reli­gious Free­dom Act of 2013” (S.3686) which would Amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to pro­hibit employ­ment dis­crim­i­na­tion on the basis of reli­gion specif­i­cally in the areas of “garb, groom­ing, and scheduling.”

 
 

Federal Judge: Christian Owned For-Profit Company Must Comply with HHS Mandate

Federal Judge: Christian Owned For-Profit Company Must Comply with HHS Mandate

Hobby Lobby is appeal­ing the rul­ing. Ulti­mately, for the Greens, it may come down to the ques­tion of whether a busi­ness can serve both “God and mam­mon.” (Matthew 6:24).

 
 

Selfish Freedom: The Overreach of the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act

Selfish Freedom: The Overreach of the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act

By Jason Hines — ——————————————————————————– [1] The court opin­ion for this case has not been released at this time. [2] While this sit­u­a­tion would prob­a­bly never occur, I can­not find any­thing in the law that would make it ille­gal to have this type of reli­giously based, racist objec­tion to pro­vid­ing med­ical ser­vices. [3] It is also impor­tant to note that in cer­tain segments […]

 
 

Celebrating California’s New Religious Freedom Law (Washington Post)

Rajdeep Singh writes in the Wash­ing­ton Post about AB1964, recently signed into law by Cal­i­for­nia Gov­er­nor Jerry Brown. Excerpt: When my Sikh father immi­grated to Amer­ica in 1970 to prac­tice architecture,employers told him that he could have a job only if he removed his tur­ban and shaved his beard. He refused to aban­don his faith and took his first job as […]

 
 

California Governor to sign workplace religious dress and grooming bill

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California Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Workplace Religious Freedom Act of 2012

California Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Workplace Religious Freedom Act of 2012

On June 26, 2012 the Cal­i­for­nia Sen­ate Judi­ciary passed AB 1964, the Work­place Reli­gious Free­dom Act of 2012.