Blog Archives for December 2011

Personhood arguments fail, but fight for reproductive rights goes on

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
December 30, 2011

Proposals to change the legal definition of personhood to include fertilized human eggs are rightly doomed, but reproductive rights advocates should remain vigilant in defending and promoting access to safe, legal health care.

CFI Welcomes UN Resolution Excluding “Defamation of Religion” Language—But Again Remains Cautious

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
December 21, 2011

CFI is pleased to recognize that, for the first time in more than a decade, the UN's General Assembly has approved a resolution aimed at combating religious intolerance that does not include language referring to the harmful “defamation of religions" concept. Unfortunately, the new resolution has its shortcomings.

CFI Pushes Federal Agencies on Religious Discrimination

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
December 16, 2011

CFI has joined with dozens of religious, education, civil rights, and health organizations to write faith-based offices within federal departments and agencies to clarify how they handle the issue of hiring discrimination by religious organizations receiving federal grants and contracts.

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Obama Adminstration Steps Up Defense of LGBT Rights Abroad

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
December 07, 2011

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defends equal rights for LGBT persons at UN, while President Obama directs all agencies engaged in diplomacy efforts to ensure U.S. is promoting and protecting the rights of LGBT persons.

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Another pluralist approach to ethics

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
December 01, 2011

Ian Pollock takes a stab at formulating a pluralist ethic.

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