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Faith Groups Seek Exclusion from Bias Rule

posted on July 9, 2014

“After a setback in the Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby case, President Obama is facing mounting pressure from religious groups demanding to be excluded from his long-promised executive order that would bar discrimination against gay men and lesbians by companies that do government work,”Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Erik Eckholm write in The New York Times. A competing movement of liberal faith leaders is urging President Obama to issue an anti-bias order with no new religious exemptions. The dual demands complicate Obama’s next move, the authors report, as he has made promises to supporters on both sides.

Read at The New York Times