Alongside our AU brochures, pens and bumper stickers, we always have pocket copies of the United States Constitution.
CPA would allow “health care providers” to deny women access to reproductive health care. It would permit any “health care provider” to refuse not just to perform abortions, but to facilitate, make arrangements for, provide coverage for, or otherwise participate in abortion.
My colleagues undertook exhaustive research. Now there's a conclusive count of the number of ministers forced to marry same-sex couples.
At a joint press conference with United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron today, President Obama criticized recently adopted bills in Mississippi and North Carolina that sanction discrimination.
Here is some of the big legislative news from last week and some bills to watch for the week ahead.
Last week, the U.S. Army granted Captain Simratpal Singh an exemption to accommodate his Sikh religious beliefs, which require him to keep a beard and wear a turban. He’s the first combat soldier to be granted such an exemption.
Captain Singh belongs to a very short list. Only six other service members have been granted a religious accommodation to wear a beard since 2009. One of these soldiers is Dr. Kamal Kalsi, also a Sikh, who was granted an exemption for his beard and turban. However, his accommodation was only temporary; he must renew his request for an accommodation each time he is transferred or deployed. This means that each time his assignment changes, he may be faced with the decision of whether to violate his religious beliefs or leave the service.