Blog Archives for July, 2014

CFI Backs Proposal Expanding Access to Contraception for Military Women

Michael De Dora — July 30, 2014

The Center for Inquiry joins 36 national organizations in declaring its formal support for a new proposal in the U.S. Senate that would provide for comprehensive contraceptive coverage and family planning counseling for all servicemembers, as well as their dependents who rely on the military for health care.

Support CFI’s Ohio Secular Celebrant Bill! Contact Your Representatives!

Michael De Dora — July 23, 2014

The Center for Inquiry urges Ohio residents to contact their state representative and urge them to back Ohio House Bill 591, which will authorize secular celebrants to solemnize marriages across the state.

CFI Praises President for Resisting Religious Pressure on Executive Order

Michael De Dora — July 21, 2014

The Center for Inquiry applauds President Barack Obama for issuing an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT Americans – whether or not those contractors consider themselves “religious” or “religiously affiliated.” 

Obama Set to Bar Discrimination Against LGBT Workers, Without a Religious Exemption

Michael De Dora — July 18, 2014

On Monday, President Barack Obama will sign an executive order that will bar federal contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, according to news outlets. And, in a major win for advocates of secular government, the order will reportedly not include an exemption for religious organizations.

Secular Celebrant Bill Would Allow Atheists to Solemnize Marriages in Ohio

Michael De Dora — July 17, 2014

The Center for Inquiry has partnered with Ohio State Representative Mike Foley to introduce a bill that will authorize Secular Celebrants to solemnize marriages in Ohio. 

CFI Among 98 Groups Urging Obama to Reject Calls for Religious Exemption in LGBT Executive Order

Michael De Dora — July 15, 2014

The Center for Inquiry joins groups in urging President Barack Obama to not include a religious exemption in a proposed executive order designed to protect from discrimination LGBT individuals who work for federal contractors.

Why CFI Is Suspending Its Support for ENDA

Michael De Dora — July 11, 2014

After the Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., the Center for Inquiry has decided to suspend its support for ENDA until the bill's religious exemption is either greatly narrowed or scrapped altogether.

Help Fix What Hobby Lobby Broke: Tell Your Senators to Protect Women’s Access to Birth Control

Michael De Dora — July 09, 2014

Tell your U.S. Senators to support the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014. 

Stop Burzynski’s Dangerous Cancer Treatments, Science Advocates tell FDA

Michael De Dora — July 02, 2014

Center for Inquiry demands explanation for "perplexing and disturbing" decision to lift restrictions on trials. 

CFI Advocacy Update — June 2014

Michael De Dora — July 01, 2014

The Center for Inquiry's Office of Public Policy monthly update highlighting some of our recent activity for members and followers.