Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- Israeli Arabs organized a rally in Tel Aviv in which thousands protested Israel’s new Nation-State law, marking the second straight weekend of demonstrations.
- Argentina’s Senate rejected a bill that would have legalized abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
- The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that private religious institutions are not exempt from the State’s employment discrimination act and must litigate discrimination claims before the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.
- The Catholic Bishops of Florida asked Governor Scott to commute the death sentence of a convicted murderer following Pope Francis’ recent revision to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, declaring the death penalty inadmissible in all circumstances.
- After winning this past week’s Democratic primary, Rashida Tlaib, running unopposed in November, is set to become the first Muslim woman elected to the United States Congress.
- Thousands gathered in protest after the Chinese Communist Party announced that a massive mosque must be demolished as part of the government’s continued efforts to “Sinicize” religions.
- The United States Labor Department announced a new directive aimed at the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to grant religious exemptions to federal contractors that claim following nondiscrimination laws would conflict with their religious beliefs.