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Eroding Freedom in the Name of Freedom

When the federal government adopted a religious protection act in 1993, same-sex marriage was not on the horizon.

An informal coalition of liberals and conservatives endorsed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act because it seemed to protect members of vulnerable religious minorities from punishment for the exercise of their beliefs.

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Politics

Illinois peeps, check out - Eroding Freedom in the Name of Freedom

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was adopted in 1993 to protect members of vulnerable religious minorities, but it has been transformed, critics say, into a law that allows some religious groups to undermine the rights of women, gays and…. 8 more words

Illinois

Arizona governor vetoes bill shielding names of officers

PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed legislation requiring law enforcement agencies to keep the names of officers involved in shootings secret for two months. 144 more words

News

TSA agrees to stop racially profiling Black women’s hair

After official complaints from two Black women who said they were racially profiled by their “sisterlocks” hair styles, the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) on Thursday agreed to stop singling out women for screening based on the style, and says it will conduct anti-discrimination training sessions for its agents, … 318 more words

National

The NSA considered ending controversial call records program before Snowden leaks

Supporters of the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs have argued that the ability to collect information about potential threats is needed to protect the United States from attacks. 463 more words

Tech

ACLU opposing Kansas bill to protect campus religious groups

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – The executive director for the Kansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union testified Monday that a proposal to give religious student organizations more control over their membership actually would allow them to discriminate and still receive public funds. 443 more words

Local

TSA Agrees To Stop Racially Profiling Black Women’s Hair

After official complaints from two black women who said they were racially profiled by their “sisterlocks” hair styles, the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) on Thursday agreed to stop singling out women for screening based on the style, and says it will conduct anti-discrimination training sessions for its agents, … 329 more words

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