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  • Obama signs order barring LGBT bias for federal contractors

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday that bars companies that do work for the federal government from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Religious groups had lobbied Obama...
  • Blumenthal's Defense Of Women's Rights

    Blumenthal's Defense Of Women's Rights
    Various state laws, and a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, continue to chip away at women's reproductive rights. Fortunately, those rights have at least one prominent champion: U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. Sen. Blumenthal has called on the...
  • New Life Assembly of God welcomes its new pastor

    One thing that drew David Sangster and his family to New Life Assembly of God in Windsor Locks was its commitment to helping Christian missions around the world. "Missions are very important to us," Sangster said, gesturing to the church's mission board...
  • Moving aging parents into a tiny hovel

    Moving aging parents into a tiny hovel
    The first signs of my parents' slippage were puzzling. How did they keep missing lunch dates and doctor's appointments? Why did they unload the dishwasher before running it? How could they forget how to check their email or set their clock? My brother and...
  • Emotions run high at South Florida rallies as Mideast violence intensifies

    Both pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian rallies in South Florida are trying to call attention to the violence in the Middle East. Monday night's rally organized by the Jewish Federation of Broward County was intended to show public support for Israel as the...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Get your education at the library

    A better-educated society tends to be more comfortable financially. So it was no surprise to see the report on voter turnout in last Sunday's Orange County Register — although voter turnout was not my main interest. Two graphics showed...
  • Democrats Back Legislation To Override Hobby Lobby Decision

    Democrats Back Legislation To Override Hobby Lobby Decision
    Democrats in Congress Wednesday launched efforts to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, introducing legislation that would prohibit for-profit companies from seeking religious exemptions to a federal law requiring them to offer...
  • Senator Blumenthal's Identity Crisis

    Poor Sen. Richard Blumenthal. He appears to be suffering from a severe identity crisis. As reported in "Blumenthal Urges Hobby Lobby To 'Do The Right Thing' " [Connecticut section, July 15] and "Blumenthal Sparks Battle on Abortion" [July 16], the U.S....
  • All the Facts, Senator

    The honorable senior senator from Connecticut is proceeding in a not-so-honorable fashion when he publicly beseeches Hobby Lobby to cover contraceptives in Connecticut and thus not disregard Connecticut law. The senator knows, but conveniently does not...
  • Law firm in Hobby Lobby win is playing key role in religion cases

    Law firm in Hobby Lobby win is playing key role in religion cases
    The Supreme Court's controversial Hobby Lobby decision has thrust a once-little-known boutique law firm into the center of a growing conservative movement to make faith-based exemptions as potent a legal tool as free speech has been for liberals. The...
  • Md. health agency cutting back on facilities it inspects

    Md. health agency cutting back on facilities it inspects
    The Maryland health agency responsible for overseeing medical facilities, including the group home where a disabled foster child died this month, is moving to reduce the number of facilities it inspects across the state — even as it acknowledges...