BLOG A Temporary Reprieve for California Religious Schools, but They Aren’t Out of the Woods Yet

By Bob Trent Posted on: | August 25, 2016

"Under state law, at least 34 California universities are exempt and do not have to comply with state non-discrimination laws, leaving thousands of students open to discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. These universities have a license to discriminate and students have absolutely no recourse.”
 

- California State Senator Ricardo Lara on SB1146 


California State Senator Ricardo Lara made some important changes to his legislation that would have stripped religious schools and universities of funding for holding to biblical beliefs on marriage and even maintaining separate shower areas and dorms for single sex use. A temporary reprieve for those schools last week, but they aren’t out of the woods yet.

A funeral home in Michigan buries the federal government in a religious freedom case. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Michigan sued the family run business over the discharge of an employee who refused to comply with its sex-specific dress code. The code requires employees to dress in a manner sensitive to grieving family members. The EEOC was attempting to force the funeral home to allow a biologically male funeral director to wear a female uniform while serving at memorials and funerals.


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Bob Trent

Media Relations Director

Prior to joining ADF as Media Relations Director, Bob was an anchor and reporter for ABC affiliate radio station KTAR in Phoenix, AZ.

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