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  • 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.
  • 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: 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...

    School bill is labeled 'lunacy'

    A bill that prohibits school administrators from expelling students if they willfully defy educators, set to take effect next year, was panned by Burbank school officials last week. Introduced by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento), the bill...

    Leader Editorial: Discipline rule makes little sense

    A member of the state Assembly, Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) successfully carried a bill through legislation this year that he hopes will put the brakes on school officials who excessively take advantage of a portion of state education code that...