Half a century ago, a group of clergy formed to help people seeking abortions, even though abortion was illegal in the United States. Today's faith leaders can follow in their footsteps by becoming advocates in clinics, statehouses, seminaries, and their places of worship.
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For the first time ever, a federal court has held that the killing of a transgender person is a hate crime.
"President Trump has missed numerous opportunities to condemn prejudice targeting Muslim in the United States," said Corey Saylor of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
The new executive order is likely to result in religious exemptions for those who hold conservative views about sex, marriage, and reproduction, hitting women of color hardest.
The religious imposition executive order released Thursday does a lot more than lift restrictions on political speech by churches. It sets the stage for wide-scale LGBTQ discrimination.
"This is not just Montana’s race," said Betsy Swartz of Big Sky Rising, a grassroots organization backing Democrat Rob Quist in Thursday's special election for a U.S. House seat. "The entire country is watching us and helping us be successful.”