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    On the day the U.S. Supreme Court was to announce its decision in the Hobby Lobby case, I sat huddled around a computer with other staff and interns of the Secular Coalition for America waiting with baited breath. The moment finally came and our hearts sank: five male, Roman Catholic Supreme Court justices gave employers […]

    A Different Fight for Marriage Equality

    On Monday, March 24, 2014, I received a phone call from a woman seeking a humanist wedding officiant. It was a pleasant surprise and a good way to start the week. She told me about herself and about her fiancée, the story of where and how they met, and the life they wanted to share […]

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    Experiencing an ethical dilemma? Need advice from a humanist perspective? Send your questions to The Ethical Dilemma at dilemma@thehumanist.com (subject line: Ethical Dilemma). All inquiries are kept confidential. Isolated Teenage Atheist: I’m 15 years old and I’m atheist. I study in a Catholic school and all my classmates and family members are Catholic, so I’m […]

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    The International “Court of Last Resort”

    On July 23 the Washington Working Group on the International Criminal Court (WICC) held a congressional briefing titled The International Criminal Court (ICC): Victories, Challenges and Opportunities. Estonian Diplomat Tiina Intelmann and American University Professor Diane Orentlicher hosted the event and did a phenomenal job explaining the work of the ICC and its relationship with […]

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    With much fanfare, President Obama signed an executive order on Monday to prohibit workplace discrimination against LGBTs, at least among federal contractors. When word first trickled out that the order would not have the same kind of religious exemption that undermines the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed by the Senate last year, fans of uniform […]

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