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EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

The recent decision in EEOC v. Abercrombie was only surprising because it took so long. The facts of the case are simple: Samantha Elauf is a practicing Muslim woman who wears a headscarf in accordance with her religious beliefs. She applied for a job at Abercrombie, which had a strict employee dress code that included no "caps."
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Same-sex ruling doesn't affect church marriages, Schapiro tells Fox News

Emory Law Dean Robert Schapiro says the practices of America's houses of worship are already well protected by the First Amendment. "There is nothing under our law that compels a rabbi, minister or pastor of any kind to perform a marriage that that person doesn't want to perform," Schapiro said. "That was the law before the Supreme Court decision. And that remains the law afterwards."
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