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  1. Equality Case Files
  2. Texas Church Group Wants Exemption From LGBT Bias Laws - Law360
  3. Court Says NC Law Does Not Bar Transgender People from Public Facilities
  4. Is Corroboration A Necessary Element of Sexual Assault Crimes in Maryland?
  5. When liberal orgs tell QTPOC to "bring your full self to work," it's a lie. I know because I fell for it. - RaceBaitR
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Equality Case Files


Texas Church Group Wants Exemption From LGBT Bias Laws - Law360

Texas Church Group Wants Exemption From LGBT Bias Laws From Law360: "Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the city of Austin's anti-employment discrimination statute illegally block religious employers from denying jobs and benefits to gay and transgender workers, a Texas-based church group alleges in two new federal suits, one of which is styled as a proposed class action." I see this as the latest manufactured attempt to make inroads into and weaken anti-discrimination law. By using sympathetic appeals to religious freedom, which should properly be respected for churches, these cases go far beyond respect for churches. The lawsuit claims that the law forces churches to hire priests in violation of religious law, which is not true. Instead, they seek to immunize any business owner who claims religion as a reason to discriminate against LGBT people. Here's my law review article on the subject: http://bit.ly/2NAZ2Hv Here's the rest of the story from Law360: "The U.S. Pastor Council, a...

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Court Says NC Law Does Not Bar Transgender People from Public Facilities

A federal court last night said that House Bill 142, the 2017 law that replaced North Carolina’s notorious anti-LGBT measure, House Bill 2, does not bar transgender people from using public restrooms and other facilities that match their gender identity. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder also said that he would allow a challenge to the law’s ban on local LGBT nondiscrimination policies to go forward. https://ift.tt/2zJHepJ

See this link: https://www.lambdalegal.org/blog/20181001_court-says-nc-law-does-not-bar-trans-people-from-public-facilities

    

Is Corroboration A Necessary Element of Sexual Assault Crimes in Maryland?

As part of the nomination process of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, several Senators have said that they do not consider it appropriate to vote against Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination because of the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. They have stated it is a denial of due process to do so, because there is no “corroboration.” It is true that, at one time, sexual assault had “corroboration” as a required element of the crime. That time ended many years ago.

No corroboration is necessary for a criminal conviction. With regard to the issues surrounding the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford about her sexual assault by Judge Kavanaugh, many Senators and commentators note the lack of corroboration as a factor that would not permit a criminal conviction of Judge Kavanaugh. This appears to be in error. In Maryland, where the sexual assault occured, it should be noted that there is no legal requirement of corroboration of the victim's testimony. Sen. Flake said in statement...

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When liberal orgs tell QTPOC to "bring your full self to work," it's a lie. I know because I fell for it. - RaceBaitR

A bold, lacerating statement from K Martinez, recently terminated as Chief Diversity Officer of Philadelphia’s Mazzoni Center, about the subordination of QTPOC in liberal LGBT workplaces. They did not know their place. “I know so many QTPOC people who try to dim their light so as to not outshine colleagues or supervisors, especially cis white folks. I will not cater to white fragility and therefore, I will always have a larger target on my back.”

See this link: http://racebaitr.com/2018/09/20/when-liberal-orgs-tell-qtpoc-to-bring-your-full-self-to-work-its-a-lie-i-know-because-i-fell-for-it/

    

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