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Coalition to President Obama: No Discrimination Exemption

July 16, 2014

A coalition of 98 religious, civil rights, education and religious liberty organizations today urged President Obama to reject calls to include a religious exemption in his recently-announced executive order to  prohibit government contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity in hiring. The letter to the President noted that including this kind of exemption would allow for taxpayer-funded discrimination.

Bend the Arc Joins Legal Brief in Ohio Marriage Equality Case

July 15, 2014

Today, Bend the Arc joined nearly two dozen religious, civil rights and religious liberty organizations in filing a brief in the case challenging Ohio’s ban on same-sex marriage. The case, Henry v. Himes, is before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the brief was authored by the Anti-Defamation League.

Bend the Arc Joins Legal Brief in Case Challenging NYPD’s Blanket Surveillance of Muslims

July 11, 2014

Today, Bend the Arc joined an amicus brief filed by religious and religious liberty organizations in Hassan v. City of New York, a case challenging the New York Police Department’s blanket surveillance of Muslim houses of worship, community centers, student groups and Muslim-owned businesses both in New York City and throughout the northeast.

Faith Leaders To President Obama: Religious Contractors Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Discriminate

July 8, 2014

100 faith leaders, including Bend the Arc CEO Stosh Cotler, wrote to President Obama in support of his recently-announced Executive Order prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in hiring.  The faith leaders strongly urged the President to refrain from providing an exemption from this important non-discrimination policy to religious organizations who contract with the government.

Lighting 3,000 Candles at the Lincoln Memorial #SoAllCanVote

Bend the Arc | June 25, 2014

We brought 3,000 candles to the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the legacy of brave freedom fighters Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner and to stand up for the rights that are once again in peril. Watch what happened.