Bush administration backs away from deal with religious Right against gays

Dozetos, Barb
July 2001
Bay Windows;7/12/2001, pN.PAG
Deals with the legal issues and controversies concerning the proposal by the Salvation Army, a religious charity based in the U.S., to exclude religious charities from state and local ordinances that ban hiring discrimination against gays and lesbians. Association between the proposed regulatory change and the proposal by U.S. President George W. Bush to open federal funds more widely to religious organizations that provide social services; Belief by Matt Coles of the American Civil Liberties Union that the proposed regulatory change would result to federally funded discrimination in the country; Statement by White House spokesman Dan Bartlett that religious groups do not need overt protections in order to bypass gay-rights hiring laws.


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