Day: March 16, 2016

Georgia joins states floating “religious freedom” bills

The Georgia Senate and House are compromising on a “religious freedom” bill. The bill has gone through a few drafts, as reported by WABE public radio earlier today: Titled the “Free Exercise Protection Act,” the legislation would reinforce the rights of clergy members to decline to perform marriages to which they are opposed on religious …

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Nigerian lawmakers vote down bill protecting women, citing Bible, Sharia law

Quartz Africa reports that a bill designed to protect women against physical violence and discrimination was voted down in Nigeria this week, with opposition citing religious reasons from the Bible and Sharia law. Predictably, the rejection of the bill has resulted in uproar on social media with Nigerians expressing shock and disbelief that the bill, …

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