We’re not exploited

Mother Judith Zuniga, Superior General of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles, among three sisters responding to Vatican magazine article claiming women religious are discriminated against

Last week, the women’s edition of a magazine distributed in the Vatican published an article claiming that religious sisters in the Church are poorly treated and economically exploited. The article appeared in Women Church World, a monthly women’s magazine published by L’Osservatore Romano, the newspaper of Vatican City. The Associated Press called the story an “exposé on the … [Read more...]

U.S. Attorney General reverses federal policy on gender-identity rights

Law prohibits gender discrimination but that does not include sexual orientation or gender identity, Attorney General Jeff Sessions says in new memorandum

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a new memorandum stating that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bans gender discrimination, but does not include sexual orientation or gender identity, in the workplace. Title VII specifically bars employers from discriminating against employees based on sex, race, color, national origin and religion. The Attorney General … [Read more...]

San Francisco mayor bans city workers from traveling to North Carolina

Ed Lee says the law 'turns back the clock on protecting the rights of all Americans including lgbt individuals'

The following comes from a March 26 Fox News article: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said in a statement Friday he doesn’t want any city workers to travel to North Carolina unless necessary in wake of its legislation which blocks anti-discrimination for gay, lesbian and transgender people. “Effective immediately, I am directing City Departments under my authority to bar any … [Read more...]

The potential irony of a new health care non-discrimination rule

The following comes from a November 11 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro: Proposed federal anti-discrimination rules could threaten the religious liberty of health care providers and also infringe on the privacy of patients, lawyers for the U.S. Catholic Bishops have warned. “Everyone should have access to health care and health coverage,” stated the general … [Read more...]

California counts on Obama administration not enforcing law

Churches forced to pay for abortions in blatant violation of Weldon Amendment

The following comes from a May 4 Red State article by Casey Mattox: Last week in Sacramento, California, legislators and abortion advocates finally explained how they square the state’s new abortion insurance mandate with a federal law prohibiting it. They believe they can count on the Obama administration not to enforce the law. On Aug. 22, 2014, the California … [Read more...]