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Tracy Wolf

On Sunday, June 12, the largest and deadliest mass shooting in American history occurred at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando Florida, leaving 49 lives lost, and over 53 people injured. We pray for those who were murdered, for the healing of those who were injured and for comfort to the families, friends, and communities impacted by the shooting.  

Following the shooting, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center, released a statement noting, “The fact that such devastation targeted a club popular with the gay community and occurred during Gay Pride month...

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Each June, we honor the movement for LGBT equality and inclusion, celebrate recent victories against discrimination and recommit to making progress surrounding LGBT issues in the future.

Pride Month happens every year in June, commemorating the Stonewall Riots. On June 28, 1969, the modern LGBT rights movement was born at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. Patrons of the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar, fought back against what had become regular and tolerated harassment by the New York City police department. The Stonewall Inn, and the uprising there, became an iconic flashpoint that...

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On Monday, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Zubik v. Burwell, a consolidation of several cases concerning the accommodation for religious non-profits to provide contraceptive coverage for their employees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Court ruled to remand, or send back, the case to the lower courts for further review of alternatives to the accommodation as it currently functions, leaving key issues unanswered because the Court did not rule on the merits.

Under the accommodation, religious non-profit organizations can object to providing contraception...

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Each June, we honor the movement for LGBT equality and inclusion, celebrate recent victories against discrimination and recommit to making progress surrounding LGBT issues in the future.

Pride Month happens every year in June, commemorating the Stonewall Riots. On June 28, 1969, the modern LGBT rights movement was born at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. Patrons of the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar, fought back against what had become regular and tolerated harassment by the New York City police department. The Stonewall Inn, and the uprising there, became an iconic flashpoint that...

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Building upon the executive order that President Obama issued in January to reduce gun violence, the White House recently announced progress on its implementation. The update had three main components:

Update on smart gun technology: Too many gun deaths are accidental or occur because a firearm is lost or stolen, and obtained by someone who shouldn’t possess it. President Obama released a memo in January, directing research to explore technology to reduce unintentional shootings and unauthorized use of firearms, and last week, the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Justice... Read More

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