Freedom of Conscience Action Alert
LB586: Prohibit Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Introduced by: Senator Morfeld
This bill would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in hiring and employment in Nebraska. It also strikes creed, essentially a set of beliefs, from the Nebraska’s current Employment Nondiscrimination Act. The bill would force any business or organization that has a contract with the state to have a sexual orientation non-discrimination policy.
Status: LB586 was voted out of Judiciary Committee but has not been scheduled for debate on the floor yet. Now is the time. Your state senator needs to hear from YOU.
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Federal judge strikes down Okla. same-sex marriage ban
Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban violates the U.S. Constitution, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.
U.S. District Judge Terrence Kern handed down the ruling in a lawsuit filed by two same-sex couples. Kern immediately stayed his ruling pending appeals, meaning gay marriages won’t happen in Oklahoma right away.
The gay couples had sued for the right to marry and to have a marriage from another jurisdiction recognized in Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma ruling comes about a month after a federal judge in Utah overturned that state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Hundreds of couples got married there before the U.S. Supreme Court intervened, putting a halt to the weddings until the courts sort out the matter. Kern, whom Fox 25 reports is a Clinton, Okla. native, cited that case in issuing the stay of his own ruling. (more…)
Republicans move forward with abortion funding ban
by Dustin Siggins | LifeSiteNews.com
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 14, 2014 – House Republicans are once again moving to stop the federal funding of abortions, including in the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Last Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing about H.R. 7, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.”
Introduced May 14, 2013 by Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, the bill would make numerous changes to federal law, including codifying the annually-approved Hyde Amendment.
Introduced May 14, 2013 by Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, the bill would make numerous changes to federal law, including codifying the annually-approved Hyde Amendment. The Hyde Amendment has prevented federal funding for abortions, except in cases of rape, incest, or threat to the life of the mother, in the United States since 1976. (more…)
UK Gay couple to sue church over gay marriage opt-out
Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow entered a civil partnership in 2006 and now want to get married in a church.
Wealthy gay dad, Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, says he and his civil partner Tony will go to court to force churches to host gay weddings.
He told the Essex Chronicle that he will take legal action because “I am still not getting what I want”.
A Government Bill legalising gay marriage passed Parliament recently but it included measures to protect churches from being forced to perform same-sex weddings. (more…)