Religious Liberty
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Conservative law prof loses fight for new trial

Religious Liberty
by Whitney Williams
Posted 3/12/13, 03:13 pm

Conservative scholar, Teresa Wagner, who sued a University of Iowa law school dean on claims she was denied promotions because of her political views, will not get a retrial.

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Seminary joins contraceptive mandate fight

Religious Liberty
by Leigh Jones
Posted 3/12/13, 02:54 pm

Westminster Theological Seminary on Friday joined a lawsuit filed by two other Christian colleges against the government’s health insurance contraceptive mandate.

East Texas Baptist University and Houston Baptist University filed the challenge in October. It is one of 49 cases pending in federal court against the mandate.

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Phoenix council abolishes gender

Religious Liberty
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 2/27/13, 02:00 pm

An ordinance passed by the Phoenix City Council last night forces the city’s businesses, charities and churches to consider hiring transgendered people and requires them to recognize any gender expression, even if that means allowing a man to use the women’s restroom.

The bill, which passed 5-3, claims to protect against discrimination based on sexual preferences in public accommodations, housing, employment, and city contracts. But it also treads on the religious beliefs of business owners and organizations. 

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