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Religious discrimination - Latest News
Dec 12, 2019 - 12:47 am .- Following religious groups’ criticism of an Australian bill intended to protect religious freedom, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Attorney-General Christian Porter have released a second version that appears to address some concerns.
Nov 11, 2019 - 10:01 pm .- While the Catholic bishops of Australia have said a religious discrimination bill does not go far enough to protect religious freedom, former High Court Justice Michael Kirby has claimed the proposal would foster religious intolerance and extremism.
Oct 22, 2019 - 03:18 pm .- A hearing of the Australian Senate was told Tuesday that the government had narrowed the purview of an independent inquiry into the effect of anti-discrimination laws on religious schools and organizations.
Oct 8, 2019 - 12:49 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Australia are among those who have called for changes to a contentious religious discrimination bill, saying that while it shows promise, it does not do enough to safeguard religious freedom.
May 13, 2019 - 01:30 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from an Ohio Christian school that claimed it was singled out for exclusion when a city government denied zoning approval for a new location at a larger building.
Feb 5, 2019 - 02:15 pm .- Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), used a confirmation hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee to question a judicial nominee about her views on the “sinfulness” of homosexual marriage.  
Sep 8, 2017 - 12:02 am .- Texas churches damaged by Hurricane Harvey filed a lawsuit against the Federal Emergency Management Agency, claiming they have been denied disaster relief grants due to their religious status.
May 3, 2017 - 03:34 pm .- Despite being located on private property, a 122 year-old cross was demolished late last month in a suburb of Mumbai, sparking legal action from the archdiocese.
Jun 9, 2016 - 03:01 am .- A proposed Pennsylvania bill unfairly targets religious entities over public institutions – despite its claim to aid sex abuse victims,  says Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia.
Jun 27, 2014 - 12:04 am .- Two studies suggest that religious self-identification on a job applicant’s resume can harm his or her job prospects, with Catholics receiving almost as few responses to job applications as Muslims in some parts of the U.S.
Sep 11, 2013 - 02:01 am .- California Gov. Jerry Brown should veto an abuse lawsuit bill that is “flagrantly discriminatory” and “targeted at the Catholic Church,” says Bill Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.
Aug 16, 2013 - 04:01 am .- A group of 20 U.S. lawmakers is pushing the State department to encourage Romania's government to return property confiscated from minority religious groups under the former communist regime.
Aug 16, 2013 - 02:03 am .- A California bill accused of unfairly targeting the Catholic Church and other groups with lawsuits on decades-old abuse charges has stalled in a committee, but the measure is still being considered.
Jul 23, 2013 - 04:01 pm .- A law in the Gaza Strip segregating classrooms by sex threatens the existence of Christian schools in the territory, according to the head of a Franciscan group that supports Christians in the Holy Land.
Jul 13, 2013 - 04:04 pm .- Religious leaders have praised senators who introduced a bill this week which would ensure that houses of worship are not discriminated against when federal funds are distributed for disaster relief.

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