Press Release Archives for October, 2017

Don’t Sanction Religious Excuses for Discrimination, CFI Tells Supreme Court in Cakeshop Case

October 31, 2017

A business owner’s religious beliefs do not entitle him or her to refuse to serve members of the LGBTQ community, said the Center for Inquiry today in an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. CFI’s brief is cosigned by American …Full Release »

Center for Inquiry Responds to Attorney General Sessions’ “License to Discriminate”

October 06, 2017

October 6, 2017

The Center for Inquiry expressed its deep concern over a memo issued today by Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III on behalf of the Department of Justice, entitled “Federal Law Protections for Religious Liberty.” The memo puts at risk our historic ideal of …Full Release »

Trump Administration Birth Control Rule Harms Women, Panders to the Religious Right, Says CFI

October 06, 2017

The Center for Inquiry condemned the new rules announced by the Department of Health and Human Services, dramatically curtailing the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act’s Contraceptive Mandate.

Under the new rules, any employer may claim an exemption to the requirement to provide contraceptive coverage without co-payment, …Full Release »

Center for Inquiry Tells Louisiana Schools To Respect Students’ First Amendment Rights

October 06, 2017

The Center for Inquiry challenged two high schools in Louisiana, as well as the administrators of public schools and public school athletics, to cease recent policies that fringe on the First Amendment rights of students.

In a joint letter from a broad swath of the secular …Full Release »

Maryland Middle School Removes Unconstitutional Religious Display

October 05, 2017

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) today thanked the staff at Westmar Middle School and the Allegany County, Maryland, Board of Education for their cooperation in addressing an unconstitutional religious display last week.

CFI received a complaint from a supporter that a teacher at the Middle School was …Full Release »