The order would create exemptions for those "who claim religious objections to same-sex marriage, premarital sex, abortion, and trans identity," The Nation reports.
The only purpose of the "religious freedom" laws in Indiana and other states is to assert that discrimination against gay people is acceptable. The only way to "fix" such measures is to repeal them.
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists address the question of whether the deal between the Obama administration and Iran will keep the Iranian nuclear program inside the box. Also, the fix that Indiana lawmakers negotiated for the state's religious freedom / sexual discrimination law.
Don’t be misled by pundits proclaiming victory in the battle against religious bigotry after Arizona Gov Jan Brewer’s veto of her state’s gay discrimination bill The battle rages on, both in a host of similar measures proposed in states across the country and in a set of potentially landmark cases pending before the Supreme Court.
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists talk about the threat to Ukraine's economy and territorial integrity, the Pentagon's intention to shrink the Army to pre-World War II levels and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's veto of a law that would have allowed private businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians.
Debates about gender equality in the sciences are nothing new, but now the stakes may be higher for universities with science funding from the federal government to prove that sexual discrimination isn't present in their departments. Title IX isn't just for sports anymore.