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09 Mar
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Can an atheist win public office in Tennessee? We’ll find out Tuesday.

Gayle Jordan, a Democrat running for state senate in Trump country, will soon find out if an openly atheist candidate can win public office in Tennessee. Jordan does not believe in God. It is a fact she shares, but not a focus of her campaign for ...

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09 Mar
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Tennessee GOP kill bill to ban child marriage

State House Republicans in Tennessee on Wednesday effectively killed a bill to ban child marriages in an effort to bolster a conservative lawyer’s case against the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.  The bill called for the state to ban marriages where ...

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09 Mar
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70 Years Ago, the Supreme Court Decided a Landmark Church/State Separation Case

On this day, 70 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that public schools could not provide formal religious instruction to students. It was a landmark ruling that built up the wall of separation between church and state at a time before it was so ...

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09 Mar
0

GOP Senator Reintroduces Bill To Protect Discrimination Against LGBTQ People

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) reintroduced on Thursday the First Amendment Defense Act, a bill that would provide a range of federal protections for individuals and companies that discriminate against LGBTQ people. Framed as a religious liberty measure, the legislation aims ...

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