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Burwell v Hobby Lobby

Animal House: The Right-Wing Anti-LGBT Counteroffensive

Dana Beyer | Posted 04.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The Supreme Court's ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby last summer, recognizing for the first time a (closely held) for-profit corporation's claim of religious belief, has only fueled the flames of possibility for religious conservatives. That was the beginning, setting the table for the resistance.

Discrimination in the Name of Religious Freedom

Irene Monroe | Posted 03.20.2015 | Religion
Irene Monroe

A movement is afoot in state legislatures across the country to disenfranchise LGBTQ Americans.

Reproductive Justice -- Mainstreaming a Radical Vision

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Reproductive justice embraces the interrelationship of reproductive freedom, religious liberty, and equality, among other rights and freedoms, as vital to creating meaningful social change and justice for everyone. It means supporting fundamental human rights -- the right to have full autonomy over our bodies.

Shadee Ashtari

Judge Cites Hobby Lobby To Excuse Fundamentalist Mormon From Child Labor Testimony

HuffingtonPost.com | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Less than three months after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned about the widespread repercussions of the Supreme Court’s majority decision in Burwe...

Back-to-School Not Welcoming to All LGBTQ-Students in Massachusetts

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

It's back-to-school season for most and stepping back into the scene isn't easy for a lot of students -- especially LGBTQ students.

Fighting Back Against 'Hobby Lobby'

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 09.16.2014 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

New York State has long been a leader in advancing women's equality, stretching back to the Seneca Falls Convention 166 years ago this weekend. Sadly, as we mark this important anniversary, hard-won victories by the women's rights movement are being threatened by a radical right wing that seeks to roll back the progress we've made.

The End of ENDA?

Dana Beyer | Posted 09.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

If my gay colleagues choose to jettison ENDA, I'm willing to back off. But the question with which I am left is: Now what? Do we really expect that the House of Representatives, which won't even debate the version of ENDA with broad religious exemptions, will seriously consider a stricter amended one?

Watch: Is the Supreme Court Out of Order?

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The latest session of the US Supreme Court was especially contentious, with important decisions on the separation of church and state, organized labor, campaign finance reform, birth control and women's health, among others, splitting the court along its 5-4 conservative-liberal divide.

Hobby Lobby: A Victory for Social Liberals

Bryan Schonfeld | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Bryan Schonfeld

Social liberals have fought time and time again for the rights of individuals to hold and abide by values that differ from those of the majority. Soci...

The Doctrine of Corporate Separateness: Why the Hobby Lobby Decision Is an Absolute Farce

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Because corporations exist in order to put up a barrier between a business and its owners, that means that the religious liberty of the owners cannot be violated by anything the corporation is compelled, by law, to do.

Hobby Lobby to Improve Work Performance through Biblical Punishments

Chris Michael | Posted 09.04.2014 | Comedy
Chris Michael

Monday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that for-profit businesses with religious objections are no longer required to abide by the laws of an enlightened, first-world society. Emboldened by the decision, Hobby Lobby says it's eager to unleash even more religious freedom on its employees.

Ayatollah Alito

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Ayotallah Ali Hosseini Khamenei, say hello to your new comrade, Ayotallah Samuel Alito. Supreme Leader meet Supreme Court Justice. And, no, regrettably, this is not hyperbole.

After Hobby Lobby, These 82 Corporations Could Drop Birth Control Coverage

The Daily Beast | Abby Haglage | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

From Notre Dame to manufacturers, dozens of companies were waiting for the Supreme Court’s decision in order to opt-out of Obamacare’s contracepti...

Supreme Court Birth Control Ruling Fuels Battle Over Corporate Rights

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, July 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court has opened up a new front in the battle over corporate rights...

Politicians React To Hobby Lobby Decision

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

Numerous politicians reacted on Monday to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. The Court, in a 5-4 decision, ru...

Sam Stein

White House, Democrats Plot Response To Hobby Lobby Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration and allied Democrats on the Hill quickly began exploring potential responses to the Supreme Court’s decision ...