Blog Archives for March 2013

Marriage equality and religious freedom are compatible

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
March 27, 2013

A brief response to Erick Erickson, who claims that marriage equality is incompatible with religious freedom. 

 

 

Senate Rejects School Voucher Amendment

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
March 25, 2013

In gearing up for a final vote on the 2014 Budget Resolution, U.S. Senate this past weekend conducted a 13-hour voting session -- commonly referred to as "vote-a-rama" -- during which it rejected a school voucher amendment. 

The UN’s Silence on Discrimination and Violence Against Non-Believers

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
March 18, 2013

Dr. Elizabeth O'Casey, CFI's representative at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, reports that the European Union has rejected an attempt to include non-religious persons in a resolution on freedom of religion or belief.

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Secularists Should Welcome Church-State Expert As New Head of Faith-Based Office

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
March 13, 2013

In a move that should draw praise from secularists, the White House confirmed today that it would appoint Melissa Rogers as the new director of the federal Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Rogers will replace Joshua DuBois, who stepped down last month.

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Bars Federally Funded Religious Discrimination

Democratic Discourse with Michael De Dora
March 04, 2013

The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, which Congress approved last week, includes important language which prevents groups that receive federal funds from discriminating based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or gender identity. 

 

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