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PORTLAND, Maine — Gay rights advocates gathered in Portland on Wednesday to point out that there is “nothing falling from the sky” in the year since Mainers legalized same-sex marriage, and to rally opposition to a proposed state law they say could undermine years of anti-discrimination work.... READ MORE
Hawaii overtook Illinois yesterday as the latest American state to legalize same-sex marriage (raising the total to nearly 1 in 3 states). But more unexpectedly, given that Hawaii was one of the first states where the issue surfaced, a Hawaii state representative has caused waves for becoming the first openly gay lawmaker to vote against a state's same-sex marriage bill. READ MORE
DES MOINES, Iowa -- An Iowa grocery store owner who lectured an employee on her religious beliefs must pay her unemployment benefits, a state judge has ruled. READ MORE
Washington, D.C. – Today the federal court of appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in a unanimous decision that the Department of Homeland Security had put a “substantial burden” on the religious exercise of a Sikh IRS accountant by prohibiting her from working at the Houston federal building due to her faith. READ MORE
Lost amid all the clamour about Quebec's xenophobic Charter of Values is a case set to be heard before the Supreme Court of Canada next March about another aspect of religious freedom in that province. READ MORE