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September 24, 2015

Malloy Joins The Masses In Welcoming Pope Francis

by Christine Stuart | Sep 24, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Religion | White House

White House photo Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was one of about 11,000 people gathered Wednesday on the south lawn of the White House to hear Pope Francis’ first speech in the United States.

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September 17, 2015

OP-ED | To Understand Civil Disobedience, Kim Davis Ought to Read Thoreau

by Barth Keck | Sep 17, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Equality | Ethics | Opinion | Religion

Civil disobedience has been making news lately, thanks to Kim Davis, the county clerk from Kentucky recently jailed after denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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July 8, 2015

New Laws Start This Month

by Elizabeth Regan | Jul 8, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Child Welfare | Law Enforcement | Public Health | Public Safety | Religion | State Capitol

Several new laws took effect this month, including one that cracks down on driving under the influence and others that expand the hours of operation for liquor stores and allow for the sale of beer at farmers’ markets.

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June 30, 2015

Connecticut Leaders Demand Domestic Terrorism Investigation

by Madeline Stocker | Jun 30, 2015 3:27pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Legal | Nonprofits | Religion | Hartford

Madeline Stocker photo U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, leaders of the Connecticut NAACP, and the Hartford Police Department, stood on the steps of Hartford’s oldest church Tuesday to call on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to hold hearings and investigate domestic hate groups and hate crimes.

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June 6, 2015

Sharpton Calls for Memorial Commemorating Hartford Victims of Violence

by Madeline Stocker | Jun 6, 2015 11:28pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Jobs | Juvenile Justice | Nonprofits | Public Safety | Religion | Hartford

Madeline Stocker photo HARTFORD — Challenged by a local pastor who called him a charlatan, the Rev. Al Sharpton calmly pulled $1,000 out of his jacket pocket and suggested it be used to help build a memorial for victims of violence.

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May 8, 2015

OP-ED | Prayer On Government Property? A ‘Sanctimonious Windbag’ Weighs In

by Terry Cowgill | May 8, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Opinion | Religion | Bloomfield | Enfield | Middletown

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There are a handful of hot-button issues that never fail to arouse the ire of the masses in the letters to the editor sections and in the Internet comment threads: Race, abortion, guns, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama come to mind. Now I can add one more to that list: religious freedom.

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April 4, 2015

Malloy Reverses Travel Ban

by Christine Stuart | Apr 4, 2015 2:12pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Religion | State Capitol

Christine Stuart file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Saturday that he would lift the state-funded travel ban to Indiana following passage of an amendment to that state’s religious freedom act.

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March 30, 2015

Malloy Signs Executive Order Banning Travel To Indiana

by Christine Stuart | Mar 30, 2015 4:50pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Religion

Christine Stuart photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy banned state-funded travel to Indiana over its passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which allows businesses in that state to cite religious beliefs as a legal defense.

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September 4, 2014

Family Institute Endorses Pro-Choice Candidate

by Christine Stuart | Sep 4, 2014 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Election 2014 | Health Care | Religion

Christine Stuart file photo Republican Tom Foley is pro-choice, but he still received the first-ever gubernatorial endorsement from the Family Institute of Connecticut Action Committee.

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October 29, 2013

Toledo Bishop Introduced As Hartford Archbishop Designate

by Christine Stuart | Oct 29, 2013 12:37pm
Posted to: Equality | Ethics | Town News | Bloomfield | Religion

Christine Stuart photo He joked that he didn’t campaign for the position, but Toledo Bishop Leonard P. Blair said he happened to be in Rome when he learned he was being named Archbishop of Hartford and was able to thank Pope Francis in person.

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