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  • Airbnb mandates anti-bias pledge

    November 8 2016 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Airbnb mandates anti-bias pledge

    The tens of millions of people around the world who use Airbnb, a home-sharing platform, must sign a new “Community Commitment” that forbids discrimination of any kind. “You commit to treat everyone – regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age – with respect, and without judgment or bias.”

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  • Chick-fil-A blocked from Denver airport for now

    August 24 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Chick-fil-A blocked from Denver airport for now

    A committee of the Denver City Council has stalled a routine approval of a Chick-fil-A restaurant at the Denver International Airport after at least four council members expressed disapproval of the company’s alleged opposition to same-sex marriage. The committee will take up the matter again at its Sept. 1 meeting.

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  • Colo. says bakers can refuse Bible cakes

    April 17 2015 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Colo. says bakers can refuse Bible cakes

    Colorado officials have rejected discrimination claims Bill Jack who was refused service at three bakeries because he requested cakes that included Bible verses calling homosexuality a sin. Critics of the rulings by the Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD) argue that they are in sharp contrast to Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act.

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  • Court rules against florist for refusing gay wedding

    February 20 2015 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Court rules against florist for refusing gay wedding

    The Alliance Defending Freedom will appeal a Washington state judge’s ruling against a 70-year-old Christian florist and grandmother who refused to provide flowers for a gay wedding. According to the judge, Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Wash., violated a gay couple’s constitutional rights and state laws ...

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  • Pro-life, pro-choice groups agree in pregnancy case

    December 8 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pro-life, pro-choice groups agree in pregnancy case

    The justices struggled with the meaning of a federal law barring discrimination against pregnant workers during oral arguments Dec. 3 in a case that has united representatives of both sides of the abortion debate. Several organizations urged the justices in various friend-of-the-court briefs to find that United Parcel Service UPS violated a 1978 law, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

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  • Experts: Politicians can’t legally block Chick-fil-A

    July 27 2012 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 1 comments

    Attempts by Chicago and Boston politicians to block the opening of Chick-fil-A restaurants because of the company president’s views on marriage would be unconstitutional and also set a dangerous precedent for other businesses, say several attorneys.

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  • N.J. sides with lesbian couple in church camp dispute

    January 7 2009 by Bob Allen, Associated Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A New Jersey department said a Methodist group discriminated against a lesbian couple by denying them permission to hold their civil union on its beachfront property. New Jersey's Division on Civil Rights announced Dec. 29 that it found probable cause that Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association's refusal to allow the ceremony violated the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.

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