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  • Will the EEOC Decide Who Is Catholic?

    by Travis Weber

    October 21, 2015: Earlier this year, the Catholic Diocese of Richmond fired the executive director of an associated charity known as the Saint Francis Home after the man disclosed he was in a same-sex marriage. The executive director subsequently filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claiming sexual orientation discrimination. While such EEOC complaints (and federal lawsuits) have been filed before, only this past summer did the EEOC rule inBaldwin v. Foxx that sexual orientation discrimination could constitute sex discrimination which is prohibited by Title VII. Despite its jumbled logic, this ruling increases the likelihood that the executive director's claim against the Richmond Diocese will find traction with the EEOC.

  • Texas Supreme Court to Houston Mayor: Let your People Vote!

    by Travis Weber

    August 27, 2015: Last week, the Texas Supreme Court again had to hold Houston Mayor Annise Parker and her City Council in check for attempting to interfere with their own residents' ability to get a fair shake at the polls and vote on the city's divisive "Equal Rights Ordinance." Hopefully, this judicial intervention will be the last that is needed in this saga. After Mayor Parker imposed her sweeping ordinance containing religious liberty concerns on the local population last year (and meddled in internal church affairs by issuing an overbroad subpoena for local pastors' writings and communications), Houston area residents, led by a number of pastors, pushed back and rightly demanded a vote on the matter.

  • Favoring some claims of conscience over others

    by Travis Weber

    August 27, 2015: We face a crisis of conscience today - a crisis forced upon us by elites in Washington who would pick and choose who is allowed to follow their deeply held beliefs and who is to be punished by the government for doing so.

  • Critical Analysis of Obergefell v. Hodges

    by Travis Weber

    July 21, 2015: What did the Court hold in Obergefell? In a 5-4 opinion, the Supreme Court held in Obergefell v. Hodges that states must license same-sex marriages and recognize such licenses issued by other states. The decision was based on the due process and equal protection provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment.

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