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Sat Mar 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

God bless Portland, Oregon

so to speak.


The Portland, Oregon, City Council has approved a measure extending civil rights protections to atheist, agnostic and other nonreligious residents.

The council’s unanimous vote on Wednesday ensures that nonreligious people are explicitly protected from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation.

“By passing this ordinance, we’re sending a message that we value nonbelievers and affirm that protections of our civil rights code extends to them,” Commissioner Amanda Fritz said during the council meeting. “With this declaration, perhaps more nonbelievers will feel less fearful of being themselves in the open.”

The vote amends the definition of religion in Portland’s city code to include atheism, agnosticism and other forms of non-belief.


https://www.huffpost.com/entry/portland-nonreligious-anti-discrimination_n_5c783133e4b0d3a48b57e65a

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 12:04 AM

1. weird since atheism is not religion lol. nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 12:15 AM

2. With a statement like that,

you just might trigger a thread with 100 posts based on opposition from just one or two contrary individuals.

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 12:26 AM

3. Title VII already covers lack of belief

Only natural that state and local governments reciprocate.

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 05:59 AM

4. Long history of persecution makes it obvious

that absence of belief needs the same protection as any religion.

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