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Secular Coalition’s Morning Read for April 5, 2013

Secular Coalition’s Morning Read for April 5, 2013

National Age Limits on Morning-After Pill Are Struck Down by Judge A federal judge has ruled that the government must make the most common morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and younger. Scientists, including those at the F.D.A., have been recommending unrestricted access for […]

Secular Coalition’s Morning Read for April 2, 2013

National, Political and General News John Roberts’ Ruse To Trap Kennedy On Marriage Equality During oral arguments before the Supreme Court last week, Chief Justice John Roberts may have revealed his antipathy to federal marriage equality by attempting to discredit an argument, broached by Justice Anthony Kennedy, that the Defense of Marriage Act violates states […]

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Secular Coalition’s Morning Read for April 1, 2013

General Susan Jacoby Represents Nontheists on “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos (transcript) JACOBY: The need to proselytize in the sense that I want to convert people to atheism? No. The mission, the mission, if you could call it that, of the atheist is not to convert people. It is to put forward our ideas in […]

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Secular Coalition’s Morning Read for Friday March 29, 2013

Politics and Policy Supreme Court Likely to Overturn Part of DOMA The U.S. Supreme Court appears more likely to overturn part of the Defense of Marriage Act after oral arguments in a case challenging the law’s constitutionality. Movement and Related Church-State Watchdog Files Four Friend-Of-The-Court Briefs Defending Workers’ Access To Birth-Control Coverage Americans United for […]

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Obama still funding failed ‘faith-based’ programs

President Obama has done precious little to end PEPFAR funding to anti-gay, anti-condom, “abstinence-only” organisations operating in Africa and other parts of the world [AFP]It is time to put an end to the grants for faith-based organisations in the n…

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Secular Coalition’s Morning Read for Thursday March 28, 2013

Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) Will Speak at Secular Coalition for America’s Lobby Day and Secular Summit Event I have mentioned before that the Secular Coalition for America is sponsoring a Lobby Day and Secular Summit this April. It’s a packed event full of educational meetings, panels about issues non-theists care about, and addresses by government […]

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Kentucky legislature overwhelmingly overrides veto of ‘religious freedom’ bill


Supporters of HB279 rally support: Supporters of religious freedom bill gather in rotunda.
The Kentucky House and Senate voted by overwhelming margins Tuesday night to override Gov. Steve Beshear’s veto of the controversial “religious freedom” bill.
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Kentucky legislature overwhelmingly overrides veto of ‘religious freedom’ bill

The House’s 79-15 vote sent House Bill 279 to the Senate, which voted 32-6 to override the measure. The one-paragraph bill that stirred strong emotions now will become law in 90 days.

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Secular Coalition’s Morning Read for Wednesday March 27

The Secular Coalition’s morning round up of movement and related news stories for Wednesday March 27, 2013.

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