LGBT hiring required in federal grants?

LGBT hiring required in federal grants?

by Stanley Carlson-Thies Has the Obama administration decided to require federal grantees, like federal contractors, to hire without regard to sexual orientation and gender identity?…

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Protecting both LGBT youth and FBOs

Protecting both LGBT youth and FBOs

(Stanley Carlson-Thies) What should Congress do to ensure that homeless, runaway, or trafficked LGBT youth are treated with respect when they turn to federally funded…

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NLRB Gets Institutional Religious Freedom Wrong Again

NLRB Gets Institutional Religious Freedom Wrong Again

The National Labor Relations Board is charged by law with protecting the right of workers to collective bargaining and unionization.  It is required by the…

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Post-ENDA LGBT equality bill with little religious freedom

Post-ENDA LGBT equality bill with little religious freedom

The end of the current Congress may well spell the end of the 20-year effort to pass a federal Employment Nondiscrimination Act–and the start of…

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FBO concerns about LGBT Ex Order

FBO concerns about LGBT Ex Order

When religious organizations are concerned about the religion of employees, they are seeking employees who are compatible with the ethos of the organization, and that means they care about more than which religion someone professes: they are looking for faithfulness to the values of the religion.

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LGBT Ex Order and Religious Hiring

LGBT Ex Order and Religious Hiring

President Obama’s July 21 Executive Order banning LGBT job discrimination by federal contractors did not include a religious organization exemption but did leave intact an…

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Will ENDA's religious exemption vanish?

Will ENDA’s religious exemption vanish?

In the wake of the US Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision (which had nothing to do with the issue) and thanks to President Obama’s LGBT…

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Worth reading

Worth reading

Archbishop Cordileone, Archbishop Lori, Archbishop Wenski, and Bishop Malone, “Hobby Lobby and ENDA,” USCCBLOG, July 17, 2014:  “So what is really the matter with ENDA…

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Religious hiring and job training reauthorization

Religious hiring and job training reauthorization

Seeking a consensus to overhaul federal job training programs, Congress will leave intact a religious hiring ban as it reauthorizes the program–even though faith-based organizations…

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Congressional consensus on job training ignores important FBO right

Congressional consensus on job training ignores important FBO right

Congress is nearing agreement on a major overhaul of federal job-training programs, but the revised law will remain biased against religious organizations. Federal job training…

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