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It’s bending.

A passerby reading the concert poster prior to last night’s performance

of Andrew Lippa’s “I am Marvey Milk” at the Folly Theater in downtown Kansas City.

A petition at the White House site:

We petition the Obama Administration to:

Revoke The Tennessee Religious Viewpoints Anti-discrimination Act

Tennessee governor Bill Haslam has just received a bill that allows and encourages anti-gay bullying in the name of “religious freedom.”

The ACLU warns that the bill, SB 1793/HB 1547, “crosses the line from protecting religious freedom into creating systematic imposition of some students’ personal religious viewpoints on other students.”

“Should this pass, students with a range of religious beliefs, as well as non-believers, would routinely be required to listen to religious messages or participate in religious exercises that conflict with their own beliefs,” the ACLU adds.

Article: http://www.thegailygrind.com/2…

Created: Mar 27, 2014

Issues: Civil Rights and Liberties, Education, Human Rights

Signatures needed by April 26, 2014 to reach goal of 100,000 72,065

Total signatures on this petition 27,935

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There are still desperate vestiges of the past, but it’s bending.

Previously: HJR 85: the bend toward justice (March 28, 2014)