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  • In Theory: Thoughts on Utah's SB 296

    In a move that was hailed as a "milestone," Utah Gov. Gary Herbert this month signed into law SB 296, which, according to the Salt Lake Tribune, "gives Utah its first statewide nondiscrimination protections for the gay and transgender community while safeguarding religious liberties for people of faith."
  • Reps. introduce resolution to recognize Armenian Genocide

    Reps. introduce resolution to recognize Armenian Genocide
    Together with more than 40 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) has again introduced a bipartisan resolution calling on President Obama to restore Armenian-Turkish relations and seek the Republic of Turkey’s...

    In Theory: Should religious institutions that receive public money have hiring practices open to all?

    State lawmakers in Indiana are considering a bill that would allow religious institutions that receive government contracts to make hiring decisions based on religion, according to the Indianapolis Star. The bill would allow religious-affiliated...

    New ordinance allows closer inspection of prospective pawnbrokers

    Pawnbrokers, junk peddlers and second-hand dealers will have to undergo more rigorous back checks by police before receiving a license, according to an ordinance change approved by Burbank City Council last week. The ordinance, which passed in a 4-0 vote...

    In Theory: Is Michigan's Religious Freedom Restoration Act necessary?

    Lawmakers in Michigan are considering passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a bill that would legally protect people from practicing “sincerely held religious beliefs,” according to the Detroit Free Press. Critics of the bill...