October 9, 2018 / 9:57 PM / 9 days ago

Religious group challenges Austin, Texas LGBT anti-bias law

A group that represents churches across the county has filed a lawsuit claiming an Austin, Texas law banning discrimination against gay and transgender workers is unconstitutional because it does not exempt churches and employers with religious objections.

The Houston-based U.S. Pastor Council filed the lawsuit in federal court in Austin on Saturday, saying the city’s law violates churches’ constitutional rights to free exercise of their religion, and a state law barring the government from burdening religious practice.

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