Stories tagged: religious freedom
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:11 p.m.
Texas adoption agencies could ban Jews, gays, Muslims
Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under …
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 6:37 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Idaho lawmakers stand up again for the religious right of parents to let their children die
How many dead children per year is the going price for religious freedom? One? Three? Seven?
Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Judge to hear arguments on Dakota Access pipeline work
Two American Indian tribes have asked a federal judge to stop construction of the last stretch of the four-state Dakota Access pipeline, adding a religious freedom component to their argument …
Sun., April 3, 2016
Views mixed on religion, rights
Readers respond to this question: Do we need to make an exception for Muslim Americans when it comes to the principle of religious freedom?
Sun., March 27, 2016
Gary Crooks: Liberty for all, except Muslims?
Do we need to make an exception for Muslim Americans when it comes to the principle of religious freedom?
Mon., July 20, 2015, 5:04 p.m.
City seeks to dismiss religious freedom suit
Lawyers for a pair of Coeur d’Alene ministers think they have a strong case for establishing a religious exemption for businesses to refuse to take part in same-sex wedding ceremonies …
Wed., April 1, 2015, 9:09 a.m.
Arkansas governor urges changes to religious objection bill
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called for changes to a religious objection measure facing a backlash from businesses and gay rights groups, saying it wasn’t …
Thu., Feb. 20, 2014
Idaho House shelves bill that would allow religion as defense against gays
BOISE – Controversial legislation that critics say would protect discrimination against gays on religious grounds was pulled from the Idaho House on Wednesday. The House unanimously agreed to return HB …
Thu., Feb. 6, 2014
Idaho religion bill allows discrimination, hundreds say
BOISE – More than 500 people filled Idaho’s Capitol to speak out against legislation that would allow people to use religion as a basis to refuse service to people with …
Thu., June 6, 2013
New CdA law opens rift over equality
Coeur d’Alene is the fifth Idaho city to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation following a heated community debate that exposed a deep divide on the issue. Human rights advocates, …
Sun., Dec. 18, 2011
Eye on Boise: Hart tax drama extended yet again
BOISE - Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart has asked for and received 30 more days to respond to federal authorities’ move to foreclose on his Athol home. The action …
Mon., Aug. 15, 2011
Town’s legal battle against man living in shed may be no-winner
Springdale, Wash., population 280, is spending more than 10 percent of its general fund to keep a man from living in a shed. The money might go a long way …
Tue., Aug. 14, 2007
Sali defends stance on prayer
BOISE – Idaho Congressman Bill Sali said Monday he believes in religious freedom but still doesn’t want a Hindu prayer opening a session of Congress. “I believe the invocation in …