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Discrimination
Religious rights and gay rights

Last month, President Obama issued an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Equally notable is what the president didn't do: He refused to exempt religious organizations. That was the right call. Religious organizations have a constitutional right to disapprove of homosexuality, but if they are paying their employees with funds from a federal contract they must be bound by the same anti-discrimination provisions as other contractors. But there is a potential loophole in Obama's order. It leaves in place an executive order issued by President George W. Bush in 2002 as part of his Faith-Based...

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