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Marriage Madness

A group of Texas lawmakers gathered in late February to celebrate what they considered to be an important milestone in their state’s history: 10 years since the passage of a constitutional amendment that banned same-sex marriage.

State-Funded Discrimination: Adoption Edition

This year’s saga of state Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bills is nearing the end, but has not come to a complete stop, yet.  We continue to monitor RFRA bills in North Carolina and Michigan. Meanwhile, many other bills are moving through state legislatures and have been introduced in Congress that would allow religious beliefs to justify discrimination in adoption placements by state-funded, private adoption agencies.

A New Era of Inequality?

Hobby Lobby and Religious Exemptions from Anti-Discrimination Laws

In this article from the Harvard Law and Policy Review, Americans United Associate Legal Director Alex J. Luchenitser discusses the potential impact of "religious freedom" bills designed to exempt private and public entities from anti-discrimination measures.