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Fogelman raises religious rights questions

Representative Marj Fogelman of Fulda is raising questions about religious rights and freedom in the state around the issues of gender identity and church-group hirings.

The politician reported that a vote recently failed to restore language in the law that would have reinstituted the religious exemption in the Minnesota Human Rights Act protecting religious organizations and faith-based schools against claims of gender identity discrimination.

That exemption ensures that religious organizations and faith-based schools can, among other things, hire teachers and ministers consistent with their vocation and values, Fogelman wrote.

For more details on this story, please see the May 1 edition of the Citizen.

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