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Committed to the Community. http://www.onecommunity.co/rss.xml en Arizona Opera Announces 45th Anniversary Season http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/05/arizona-opera-announces-45th-anniversary-season <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/05/arizona-opera-announces-45th-anniversary-season" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/arizona_opera_announces_45th_anniversary_season.jpg" alt="Arizona Opera Announces 45th Anniversary Season" title="Arizona Opera Announces 45th Anniversary Season" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Season of &quot;firsts&quot; including a U.S. opera company premiere, three operas never before seen in Arizona, and twenty company&nbsp;debuts from leading talent<br /> &nbsp;</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/05/arizona-opera-announces-45th-anniversary-season" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/05/arizona-opera-announces-45th-anniversary-season" dc:title="Arizona Opera Announces 45th Anniversary Season" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6282" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/05/arizona-opera-announces-45th-anniversary-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arizona Arizona Lady Arizona Opera Arizona Opera debut Don Giovanni English supertitles pm Symphony Hall pm Tucson Music Tucson Music Hall U.S. opera company Community Events Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:42:03 +0000 ONE Community 6282 at http://www.onecommunity.co Arizona Opera Announces 45th Anniversary Season ONE Community Gay rights takes center stage at Davos http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/gay-rights-takes-center-stage-davos <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/04/gay-rights-takes-center-stage-davos" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/gay_rights_takes_center_stage_at_davos.jpg" alt="Gay rights takes center stage at Davos" title="Gay rights takes center stage at Davos" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the first time, LGBT rights are on the official agenda at the World Economic Forum&rsquo;s annual meeting. Some participants explain what it means to them.</p> <p>In 2011, when Beth Brooke-Marciniak came out to her coworkers at Ernst &amp; Young, she says she initially became withdrawn at work. After years of hiding her private life in the office, the global vice chair at EY said she struggled to figure out how to be&nbsp;gay and a business leader&nbsp;at the same time.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/gay-rights-takes-center-stage-davos" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/gay-rights-takes-center-stage-davos" dc:title="Gay rights takes center stage at Davos" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6281" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/gay-rights-takes-center-stage-davos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beth Brooke-Marciniak Brooke-Marciniak Davos gay rights gay rights discussion gay rights progress Global Vice Chair LGBT rights LGBT workplace rights official agenda official Davos program openly gay CEO openly gay executives Past Davos meetings World Economic Forum Equality Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:25:01 +0000 ONE Community 6281 at http://www.onecommunity.co Gay rights takes center stage at Davos ONE Community Out and abroad: businesses have a responsibility to support gay staff http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/out-and-abroad-businesses-have-responsibility-support-gay-staff <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/04/out-and-abroad-businesses-have-responsibility-support-gay-staff" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/out_and_abroad_businesses_have_a_responsibility_to_support_gay_staff.jpg" alt="Out and abroad: businesses have a responsibility to support gay staff" title="Out and abroad: businesses have a responsibility to support gay staff" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It may be more than a decade since anti-discrimination legislation was introduced in the UK to protect lesbian, gay and bisexual people at work, but the picture for LGB workers worldwide remains bleak. Just a quarter of countries offer similar employment protections and homosexual acts remain&nbsp;illegal in 77 countries&nbsp;and may be&nbsp;punishable by death&nbsp;in 10. With many businesses expanding into lucrative emerging economies where gay rights are still stifled, how can corporations help improve equality in less tolerant societies by creating inclusive workplaces around the world?</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/out-and-abroad-businesses-have-responsibility-support-gay-staff" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/out-and-abroad-businesses-have-responsibility-support-gay-staff" dc:title="Out and abroad: businesses have a responsibility to support gay staff" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6280" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/out-and-abroad-businesses-have-responsibility-support-gay-staff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> anti-discrimination legislation anti-gay legislation Barclays Berkeley Wilde bisexual people blanket approach charity Stonewall corporate development executive countries current legislation department heads deplorable human rights different parts Diversity Diversity Trust Domestic Partner Benefits frequent flyer gay man gay people gay rights gay staff Global Diversity Champions global policy homosexual acts HR team human rights IBM IBM’s offices inclusion inclusive work environment inclusive workplace inclusive workplaces keen companies lesbian relationship LGB equality rights LGB workers like-minded international corporations lucrative emerging economies Mark McLane organisations relevant messages role models senior leaders significant ability similar employment protections Simon Feeke society nudge technology giant tolerant societies UK Vincent Cipollone Workplace Equality Index workplace policies workplace programmes Equality Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:19:51 +0000 ONE Community 6280 at http://www.onecommunity.co Out and abroad: businesses have a responsibility to support gay staff ONE Community Denver's Azucar Bakery Under Investigation For Allegedly Refusing To Bake Anti-Gay Cake http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/denvers-azucar-bakery-under-investigation-allegedly-refusing-bake-anti-gay-cake <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/04/denvers-azucar-bakery-under-investigation-allegedly-refusing-bake-anti-gay-cake" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/denver039s_azucar_bakery_under_investigation_for_allegedly_refusing_to_bake_anti-gay_cake.jpg" alt="Denver&amp;#039;s Azucar Bakery Under Investigation For Allegedly Refusing To Bake Anti-Gay Cake" title="Denver&#039;s Azucar Bakery Under Investigation For Allegedly Refusing To Bake Anti-Gay Cake" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The owner of a Colorado-based bakery is facing a religious discrimination complaint after&nbsp;she refused to bake a cake decorated with anti-gay images&nbsp;and phrases.</p> <p>Marjorie Silva, who owns&nbsp;Denver&#39;s Azucar Bakery, tells USA Today she was approached in March 2014 by a customer named Bill Jack, who requested several Bible-shaped cakes with phrases like &quot;God hates gays&quot; written in icing. In addition, Jack wanted an image of two men holding hands with an &quot;X&quot; on top of at least one of the cakes, according to the report.</p> <p>&quot;We never refuse service,&quot; Silva told My Fox Houston. &quot;We did feel that it was not right for us to write hateful words or pictures against human beings.&quot;</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/denvers-azucar-bakery-under-investigation-allegedly-refusing-bake-anti-gay-cake" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/denvers-azucar-bakery-under-investigation-allegedly-refusing-bake-anti-gay-cake" dc:title="Denver&#039;s Azucar Bakery Under Investigation For Allegedly Refusing To Bake Anti-Gay Cake" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6277" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/denvers-azucar-bakery-under-investigation-allegedly-refusing-bake-anti-gay-cake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Azucar Bakery Bake Anti-Gay Cake Bakery Under Investigation baker Melissa Klein Bible-shaped cakes Bill Jack Christian organization Worldview Civil Rights division Colorado Civil Rights Colorado-based bakery Marjorie Silva religious discrimination complaint same-sex marriage legislation sell extra frosting Values Voter Summit wedding cake civil rights Equality Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:26:07 +0000 ONE Community 6277 at http://www.onecommunity.co Denver's Azucar Bakery Under Investigation For Allegedly Refusing To Bake Anti-Gay Cake ONE Community Civilities: A gay college senior asks about coming out on a résumé http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/civilities-gay-college-senior-asks-about-coming-out-resume <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/04/civilities-gay-college-senior-asks-about-coming-out-resume" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/civilities_a_gay_college_senior_asks_about_coming_out_on_a_resume.jpg" alt="Civilities: A gay college senior asks about coming out on a résumé" title="Civilities: A gay college senior asks about coming out on a résumé" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Dear Civilities</strong>: I&rsquo;m a gay college senior who is comfortably out on campus. Now that I&rsquo;m looking for a job, I&rsquo;m wondering whether I should mention it on my r&eacute;sum&eacute;, allude to it in a cover letter or bring it up in an interview. I don&rsquo;t want to closet myself again, or lead a double life, but I&rsquo;m also afraid that being too out could hurt my chances in the job market. What do you recommend? If I should come out, how do I do that without showing up in a &ldquo;Love = Love&rdquo; T-shirt? &mdash; Name withheld, Durham, N.C.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/civilities-gay-college-senior-asks-about-coming-out-resume" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/civilities-gay-college-senior-asks-about-coming-out-resume" dc:title="Civilities: A gay college senior asks about coming out on a résumé" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6275" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/civilities-gay-college-senior-asks-about-coming-out-resume" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 200-page commemorative issue certain baker refuses civil rights movements Civilities Dr. A. first-year law student gay college good manners hate-filled religious group issue birth certificates less-qualified heterosexual counterparts LGBT applicants LGBT business organization LGBT campus LGBT employee association lgbt history LGBT person LGBT reporters LGBT student organization Mr. W. New York City résumé Dear Civilities Rights Center study sexual orientation youth sports program civil rights Equality Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:25:56 +0000 ONE Community 6275 at http://www.onecommunity.co Civilities: A gay college senior asks about coming out on a résumé ONE Community Taking Up Gay Marriage, but on Its Own Terms http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/taking-gay-marriage-its-own-terms <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/04/taking-gay-marriage-its-own-terms" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/taking_up_gay_marriage_but_on_its_own_terms.jpg" alt="Taking Up Gay Marriage, but on Its Own Terms" title="Taking Up Gay Marriage, but on Its Own Terms" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The first page of a petition seeking&nbsp;Supreme Court&nbsp;review is the most important. It sets out the &ldquo;question presented,&rdquo; the one the court will answer if it takes the case.</p> <p>The justices do not ordinarily tinker with the wording of those questions. But on Friday something unusual happened: In agreeing to hear four&nbsp;same-sex marriage&nbsp;cases, the court&nbsp;framed for itself&nbsp;the issues it would address.</p> <p>Lawyers and scholars scrutinized the court&rsquo;s order with the anxious intensity of hypochondriacs attending their symptoms. Some saw an attempt by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to elicit a ruling that would stop short of establishing a nationwide constitutional right to same-sex marriage.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/taking-gay-marriage-its-own-terms" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/taking-gay-marriage-its-own-terms" dc:title="Taking Up Gay Marriage, but on Its Own Terms" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6274" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/taking-gay-marriage-its-own-terms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 14th amendment blog post Court Gay Marriage issue marriage licenses Justice John G. law professor nationwide constitutional right new questions out-of-state marriages out-of-state marriages moot perfectly innocuous explanations private morning conference Richard L. Hasen same-sex couples same-sex marriage same-sex marriages same-sex marriage cases Supreme Court Supreme Court review civil rights Equality Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:07:47 +0000 ONE Community 6274 at http://www.onecommunity.co Taking Up Gay Marriage, but on Its Own Terms ONE Community Pope Calls Same-Sex Marriage a 'Threat' to the Family http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/pope-calls-same-sex-marriage-threat-the-family <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/04/pope-calls-same-sex-marriage-threat-the-family" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/pope_calls_same-sex_marriage_a_039threat039_to_the_family.jpg" alt="Pope Calls Same-Sex Marriage a &amp;#039;Threat&amp;#039; to the Family" title="Pope Calls Same-Sex Marriage a &#039;Threat&#039; to the Family" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pope Francis, much lauded for shifting the Catholic church&rsquo;s tone on LGBT issues, struck a less conciliatory note in a speech he made today in Manila, the Philippines, where he said that the &ldquo;family is threatened by growing efforts on the part of some to redefine the very institution of marriage, by relativism, by the culture of the ephemeral, by a lack of openness to life.&rdquo; These forces, he said, are attempting the &ldquo;ideological colonization of the family.&rdquo;</p> <p>According to&nbsp;Crux,&nbsp;a&nbsp;Boston Globe&nbsp;blog covering Catholic issues, the Vatican confirmed that the pontiff was alluding to same-sex marriage.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/pope-calls-same-sex-marriage-threat-the-family" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/pope-calls-same-sex-marriage-threat-the-family" dc:title="Pope Calls Same-Sex Marriage a &#039;Threat&#039; to the Family" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6273" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/04/pope-calls-same-sex-marriage-threat-the-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boston Globe blog conciliatory note Dignity USA. Duddy-Burke Family Pope Francis ideological colonization LGBT Catholic organization LGBT Issues LGBT people Pope Calls Same-Sex Pope Francis Pope Francis refocusing same-sex marriage civil rights Equality Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:06:52 +0000 ONE Community 6273 at http://www.onecommunity.co Pope Calls Same-Sex Marriage a 'Threat' to the Family ONE Community Supreme Court to Decide Whether Gays Nationwide Can Marry http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/supreme-court-decide-whether-gays-nationwide-can-marry <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/03/supreme-court-decide-whether-gays-nationwide-can-marry" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/supreme_court_to_decide_whether_gays_nationwide_can_marry.jpg" alt="Supreme Court to Decide Whether Gays Nationwide Can Marry" title="Supreme Court to Decide Whether Gays Nationwide Can Marry" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The&nbsp;Supreme Court&nbsp;on Friday agreed to decide whether all 50 states must allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. The court&rsquo;s announcement made it likely that it would resolve one of the great civil rights questions of the age before its current term ends in June.</p> <p>The justices ducked the issue in October, refusing to hear appeals from rulings allowing&nbsp;same-sex marriage&nbsp;in five states. That surprise action delivered a tacit victory for gay rights, immediately expanding the number of states with same-sex marriage to 24 from 19, along with the District of Columbia.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/supreme-court-decide-whether-gays-nationwide-can-marry" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/supreme-court-decide-whether-gays-nationwide-can-marry" dc:title="Supreme Court to Decide Whether Gays Nationwide Can Marry" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6272" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/supreme-court-decide-whether-gays-nationwide-can-marry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 50 states California’s Proposition constitutional challenge current term ends federal appeals courts federal benefits federal courts federalism grounds gay couples gay relationships gay rights rulings Gays Nationwide great civil rights important exception Jeffrey S. Sutton Justice Anthony M. largely unbroken line lesbian couples lower courts majority opinion Marriage Act nationwide constitutional right popular opinion powerful tailwind same-sex couples same-sex marriage same-sex marriage ban state decisions states Supreme Court surprise action tacit victory three-judge panel ultimate question United States Court Windsor decision civil rights Equality Fri, 16 Jan 2015 20:43:33 +0000 ONE Community 6272 at http://www.onecommunity.co Supreme Court to Decide Whether Gays Nationwide Can Marry ONE Community Mormon Church Threatens Critic With Excommunication http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/mormon-church-threatens-critic-excommunication <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/03/mormon-church-threatens-critic-excommunication" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/mormon_church_threatens_critic_with_excommunication.jpg" alt="Mormon Church Threatens Critic With Excommunication" title="Mormon Church Threatens Critic With Excommunication" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Mormon leaders have moved to excommunicate the prominent founder of an online forum for questioning Mormons, charging him with apostasy for publicly supporting&nbsp;same-sex marriage&nbsp;and the ordination of women, and for challenging church teaching.</p> <p>John P. Dehlin, 45, host of the&nbsp;&ldquo;Mormon Stories&rdquo; website&nbsp;and podcast &mdash; a hub of discussion for thousands of skeptical Mormons &mdash; said that his regional church leader confirmed on Wednesday that a disciplinary hearing had been scheduled for Jan. 25. Mr. Dehlin said he was told he would be disciplined and probably excommunicated if he refused to remove podcasts that are critical of the church and to disavow his support for women&rsquo;s ordination andsame-sex marriage.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/mormon-church-threatens-critic-excommunication" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/mormon-church-threatens-critic-excommunication" dc:title="Mormon Church Threatens Critic With Excommunication" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6271" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/mormon-church-threatens-critic-excommunication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Church church culture church discipline church doctrine church officials church teaching disciplinary action earlier version Excommunication Mormon leaders gay Mormons increasingly vocal critic John P. Dehlin local church leaders main story modern church affairs Mormon Church Mormon columnist Mormon scholars Mormon Stories Mormon teachings mormons Mr. Dehlin ordination andsame-sex marriage regional church leader religion news service salt lake city same-sex marriage skeptical Mormons Utah State University volunteer religious schoolteacher civil rights Equality Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:54:51 +0000 ONE Community 6271 at http://www.onecommunity.co Mormon Church Threatens Critic With Excommunication ONE Community Twins Come Out To Dad in Tear-Jerker Phone Call http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/twins-come-out-dad-tear-jerker-phone-call <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/03/twins-come-out-dad-tear-jerker-phone-call" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/twins_come_out_to_dad_in_tear-jerker_phone_call.jpg" alt="Twins Come Out To Dad in Tear-Jerker Phone Call" title="Twins Come Out To Dad in Tear-Jerker Phone Call" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In a touching video on their&nbsp;popular YouTube channel,&nbsp;Aaron and Austin Rhodes, twins better know as the Rhodes Bros, called their dad to make a difficult &mdash; and very public &mdash; declaration: both brothers are gay.</p> <p>The twins launched their YouTube Channel in July, and have gained more than 70,000 followers in the six months since debuting their first weekly video. In a one posted Wednesday, entitled &ldquo;Twins Come Out to Dad,&rdquo; the brothers roll the camera as they go through the emotional process of telling their dad about their sexual orientation.&nbsp;</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/twins-come-out-dad-tear-jerker-phone-call" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/twins-come-out-dad-tear-jerker-phone-call" dc:title="Twins Come Out To Dad in Tear-Jerker Phone Call" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6270" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/twins-come-out-dad-tear-jerker-phone-call" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aaron Rhodes Austin Rhodes dad dad works popular YouTube channel Rhodes Rhodes Bros youtube channel civil rights Equality Thu, 15 Jan 2015 22:25:32 +0000 ONE Community 6270 at http://www.onecommunity.co Twins Come Out To Dad in Tear-Jerker Phone Call ONE Community Marriage equality heads into Arizona lawbooks, but voters still have last word (again) http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/marriage-equality-heads-arizona-lawbooks-voters-still-have-last-word-again <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/03/marriage-equality-heads-arizona-lawbooks-voters-still-have-last-word-again" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/marriage_equality_heads_into_arizona_lawbooks_but_voters_still_have_last_word_again.jpg" alt="Marriage equality heads into Arizona lawbooks, but voters still have last word (again)" title="Marriage equality heads into Arizona lawbooks, but voters still have last word (again)" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A new law proposed by 13 co-sponsors will put marriage equality into Arizona lawbooks &ndash; provided voters repeal the unconstitutional 2008 voter-enacted amendment. House Bill 2117 repeals a 1996 statute banning same-sex marriage.</p> <p>The legislative-passed language was bolstered by Proposition 102, which amended the state constitution to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.</p> <p>The conundrum is that voters changed the Arizona constitution and the constitution requires a people&#39;s vote to be changed.Kaine Fisher, partner and director of Family Law for the Rose Law Group, says that the state statute can&#39;t become effective unless voters reverse their position on marriage equality.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/marriage-equality-heads-arizona-lawbooks-voters-still-have-last-word-again" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/marriage-equality-heads-arizona-lawbooks-voters-still-have-last-word-again" dc:title="Marriage equality heads into Arizona lawbooks, but voters still have last word (again)" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6263" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/marriage-equality-heads-arizona-lawbooks-voters-still-have-last-word-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arizona Arizona constitution Arizona lawbooks Arizona voters court-ordered marriage equality gay marriage ban Gov. Jan Brewer Marriage Equality Marriage equality heads marriage statute Rose Law Group same-sex marriage same-sex marriage ban state constitution state statute statute statutory language standing U.S. Constitution Article U.S. Supreme Court unconstitutional component voters civil rights Equality Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:35:44 +0000 ONE Community 6263 at http://www.onecommunity.co Marriage equality heads into Arizona lawbooks, but voters still have last word (again) ONE Community Does Saks Have the Legal Right to Fire a Transgender Employee? http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/does-saks-have-the-legal-right-fire-transgender-employee <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/03/does-saks-have-the-legal-right-fire-transgender-employee" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/does_saks_have_the_legal_right_to_fire_a_transgender_employee.jpg" alt="Does Saks Have the Legal Right to Fire a Transgender Employee?" title="Does Saks Have the Legal Right to Fire a Transgender Employee?" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A former employee of Saks &amp; Co. is taking the luxury retail store to court in Texas, claiming that she was discriminated against for being transgender.</p> <p>Leyth Jamal says she was belittled by coworkers, forced to use the men&rsquo;s room and repeatedly referred to by male pronouns (he&nbsp;and&nbsp;him) before ultimately being fired. The company responded in late December with&nbsp;a motion&nbsp;for the federal court to dismiss the case. In it, Saks&rsquo; lawyers don&rsquo;t spend much time on any specific claims about mistreatment, instead arguing that transgender people simply aren&rsquo;t protected by federal non-discrimination laws.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/does-saks-have-the-legal-right-fire-transgender-employee" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/does-saks-have-the-legal-right-fire-transgender-employee" dc:title="Does Saks Have the Legal Right to Fire a Transgender Employee?" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6261" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/does-saks-have-the-legal-right-fire-transgender-employee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil Rights Act Corporate Equality Index Discrimination EEOC spokesperson Justine Employment Opportunity Commission Equal Employment Opportunity Commission federal agency federal law federal non-discrimination laws firm Price Waterhouse gender identity General Eric Holder Human Rights Campaign legal director LGBT-friendly workplace policies luxury retail store non-discrimination laws Oregon Sen. 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Doug Ducey defends LGBT rights http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/advocates-hopeful-arizona-gov-doug-ducey-defends-lgbt-rights <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/03/advocates-hopeful-arizona-gov-doug-ducey-defends-lgbt-rights" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/advocates_hopeful_arizona_gov._doug_ducey_defends_lgbt_rights.jpg" alt="Advocates hopeful Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey defends LGBT rights" title="Advocates hopeful Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey defends LGBT rights" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Activists in Arizona are hopeful Gov. Doug Ducey will continue to move the state forward on social issues, particularly the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender residents.</p> <p>One primary concern for groups such as Equality Arizona, an advocacy organization for LGBT rights, is whether Arizona might see a resurrection of legislation similar to SB 1062.</p> <p>The bill --&nbsp;vetoed by former Gov. Jan Brewer in February&nbsp;-- would have strengthened religious protections in the state and allowed businesses to refuse service based on a sincerely-held religious belief,&nbsp;leading to fierce outcry of violating gay rights.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/advocates-hopeful-arizona-gov-doug-ducey-defends-lgbt-rights" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/advocates-hopeful-arizona-gov-doug-ducey-defends-lgbt-rights" dc:title="Advocates hopeful Arizona Gov. 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Doug Ducey defends LGBT rights ONE Community Virginia should not sanction faith-based discrimination against gays http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/virginia-should-not-sanction-faith-based-discrimination-against-gays <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/03/virginia-should-not-sanction-faith-based-discrimination-against-gays" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/virginia_should_not_sanction_faith-based_discrimination_against_gays.jpg" alt="Virginia should not sanction faith-based discrimination against gays" title="Virginia should not sanction faith-based discrimination against gays" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When asked Monday about his &ldquo;rights of conscience&rdquo; bill that would sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians, Del. Robert G. Marshall, R-Prince William, cited the recent firing of Atlanta&rsquo;s fire chief as a cautionary tale.</p> <p>Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed fired Kelvin Cochran last week after the fire chief distributed to some co-workers copies of his self-published Christian book condemning homosexual acts as &ldquo;vile, vulgar and inappropriate.&rdquo;</p> <p>Marshall and other Cochran supporters see this as an issue of religious freedom &mdash; not the poor judgment of a manager of 750 employees.</p> <p>A boss should not be proselytizing on the job, sending chills through a diverse organization or creating a hostile work environment.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/virginia-should-not-sanction-faith-based-discrimination-against-gays" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/virginia-should-not-sanction-faith-based-discrimination-against-gays" dc:title="Virginia should not sanction faith-based discrimination against gays" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6258" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/virginia-should-not-sanction-faith-based-discrimination-against-gays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> american civil liberties Arizona Gov. 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Marshall Roman Catholic faith same-sex couples same-sex marriage same-sex partner same-sex wedding Seattle Catholic school self-published Christian book state’s businesses civil rights Equality Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:07:42 +0000 ONE Community 6258 at http://www.onecommunity.co Virginia should not sanction faith-based discrimination against gays ONE Community Cost to business of staying in the closet http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/cost-business-staying-the-closet <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/03/cost-business-staying-the-closet" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/cost_to_business_of_staying_in_the_closet.jpg" alt="Cost to business of staying in the closet" title="Cost to business of staying in the closet" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Failing to be inclusive of employees of different sexual orientation can have disastrous effects on staff morale and productivity, according to a new survey.&nbsp;</p> <p>More than 80% of those polled in a study of 200 senior lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) business figures by LGBT network&nbsp;OUTstanding&nbsp;said that being unable to be themselves at work damages people&rsquo;s confidence and isolates them from workmates.&nbsp;</p> <p>Of those surveyed, 85% said that gay employees who stay in the closet waste valuable energy pretending to be someone they&rsquo;re not, while 86% said that the fear of being outed to colleagues makes them anxious.&nbsp;</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/cost-business-staying-the-closet" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/cost-business-staying-the-closet" dc:title="Cost to business of staying in the closet" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6257" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/cost-business-staying-the-closet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> business figures business people business professionals career ladder career prospects Closet different sexual orientation disastrous effects gay employees greater boardroom diversity huge strides inclusive attitude LGBT LGBT equality LGBT executives LGBT network LGBT staff lgbt workers mentoring opportunities middle managers new survey people’s confidence role models senior lesbian staff morale Suki Sandhu waste valuable energy work damages workplace bullying civil rights Equality Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:56:28 +0000 ONE Community 6257 at http://www.onecommunity.co Cost to business of staying in the closet ONE Community Your God and My Dignity http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/your-god-and-my-dignity <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/03/your-god-and-my-dignity" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/your_god_and_my_dignity.jpg" alt="Your God and My Dignity" title="Your God and My Dignity" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I&rsquo;VE been called many unpleasant things in my life, and I&rsquo;ve deserved no small number of them. But I chafe at this latest label:</p> <p>A threat to your religious liberty.</p> <p>I don&rsquo;t mean me alone. I mean me and my evidently menacing kind: men who have romantic relationships with other men and maybe want to marry them, and women in analogous situations. According to many of the Americans who still cast judgment on us, our &ldquo;I do&rdquo; somehow tramples you, not merely running counter to your creed but running roughshod over it.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/your-god-and-my-dignity" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/your-god-and-my-dignity" dc:title="Your God and My Dignity" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6254" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/03/your-god-and-my-dignity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> analogous situations anti-discrimination laws black people Civil Rights Act Civil weddings constitutional law expert dignified locution evidently menacing kind exclamation point free sandwich combo gay couples gay nuptials good people Grits hair refuse service James Esseks Jeb Bush latest label marriage-equality laws michael paulson Mike Huckabee Muslim store owner new book new frame new wave n’t religious acts n’t religious enclaves Piggie Park restaurant public school public square public support recent story religious beliefs religious extremists religious institutions religious liberty religious people religious publication religious services Republican caucus Republican presidential nomination rick santorum romantic relationships same-sex couples same-sex marriage Same-Sex Weddings separation-of-church-and-state business small number special gleam student Christian magazine unpleasant things Virginia lawmaker civil rights Equality Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:08:27 +0000 ONE Community 6254 at http://www.onecommunity.co Your God and My Dignity ONE Community Mom's pie? It's no big deal http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/02/moms-pie-its-no-big-deal <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/02/moms-pie-its-no-big-deal" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/mom039s_pie_it039s_no_big_deal.jpg" alt="Mom&amp;#039;s pie? It&amp;#039;s no big deal" title="Mom&#039;s pie? It&#039;s no big deal" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The strangest sermon I ever heard was about your mother&#39;s apple pie. The preacher said there was nothing special about it. I kept waiting for him to get to the punchline and say it&#39;s the love that makes it taste so good.</p> <p>But he never got there. His premise &ndash; from start to finish &ndash; was that the specialness of Mom&#39;s pie is entirely an illusion.</p> <p>My reaction was to go home, bake an apple pie and dare my family to suggest it wasn&#39;t the best one they&#39;d ever eaten. They did, in fact, swoon over the pie. They know what&#39;s good for them.</p> <p>The illusion of pie exceptionalism has a practical application to Arizona politics.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/02/moms-pie-its-no-big-deal" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/02/moms-pie-its-no-big-deal" dc:title="Mom&#039;s pie? 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It's no big deal ONE Community Approximately 119,000 LGBT Workers in Arizona Lack Statewide Protections against Ongoing Employment Discrimination http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/02/approximately-119000-lgbt-workers-arizona-lack-statewide-protections-against-ongoing-em <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/02/approximately-119000-lgbt-workers-arizona-lack-statewide-protections-against-ongoing-em" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/approximately_119000_lgbt_workers_in_arizona_lack_statewide_protections_against_ongoing_employment_discrimination.jpg" alt="Approximately 119,000 LGBT Workers in Arizona Lack Statewide Protections against Ongoing Employment Discrimination" title="Approximately 119,000 LGBT Workers in Arizona Lack Statewide Protections against Ongoing Employment Discrimination" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>LOS ANGELES &mdash; Approximately 119,000 LGBT workers in Arizona are vulnerable to employment discrimination absent explicit statewide legal protections, according to a new report co-authored by Christy Mallory, Senior Counsel, and Brad Sears, Executive Director, at the UCLA School of Law&rsquo;s Williams Institute.&nbsp; Currently, four cities in Arizona have ordinances prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in public and private sector employment, but approximately 67% of Arizona&rsquo;s workforce is not covered by these laws.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/02/approximately-119000-lgbt-workers-arizona-lack-statewide-protections-against-ongoing-em" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/02/approximately-119000-lgbt-workers-arizona-lack-statewide-protections-against-ongoing-em" dc:title="Approximately 119,000 LGBT Workers in Arizona Lack Statewide Protections against Ongoing Employment Discrimination" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6252" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/02/approximately-119000-lgbt-workers-arizona-lack-statewide-protections-against-ongoing-em" target="_blank">read more</a></p> additional staff Arizona Arizona Civil Rights Arizona’s workforce different sex marriages employment discrimination Employment Discrimination LOS gender identity gender identity discrimination Lack Statewide Protections LGBT people lgbt workers median income private sector employers private sector employment recent national survey sexual orientation statewide non-discrimination law civil rights Equality Tue, 06 Jan 2015 23:52:17 +0000 ONE Community 6252 at http://www.onecommunity.co Approximately 119,000 LGBT Workers in Arizona Lack Statewide Protections against Ongoing Employment Discrimination ONE Community Marriage Equality Is a National Issue, And So the Time Has Come for Our National Court to Address It http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/02/marriage-equality-national-issue-and-so-the-time-has-come-our-national-court-address-it <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/02/marriage-equality-national-issue-and-so-the-time-has-come-our-national-court-address-it" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/marriage_equality_is_a_national_issue_and_so_the_time_has_come_for_our_national_court_to_address_it.jpg" alt="Marriage Equality Is a National Issue, And So the Time Has Come for Our National Court to Address It" title="Marriage Equality Is a National Issue, And So the Time Has Come for Our National Court to Address It" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Supreme Court&nbsp;has been reluctant&nbsp;to jump into the question of same-sex marriage, preferring to let the issue percolate through state-by-state litigation in the lower federal courts.&nbsp; But the time has come for the justices to come out of hiding.&nbsp; The denial of marriage equality is a national problem, not a state-level problem, and it requires a national resolution that only our nation&rsquo;s constitutional court can provide.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/02/marriage-equality-national-issue-and-so-the-time-has-come-our-national-court-address-it" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/02/marriage-equality-national-issue-and-so-the-time-has-come-our-national-court-address-it" dc:title="Marriage Equality Is a National Issue, And So the Time Has Come for Our National Court to Address It" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6251" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/02/marriage-equality-national-issue-and-so-the-time-has-come-our-national-court-address-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gay Marriage Marriage Equality marriage laws same-sex marriage same-sex marriages Supreme Court civil rights Equality Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20:37:46 +0000 ONE Community 6251 at http://www.onecommunity.co Marriage Equality Is a National Issue, And So the Time Has Come for Our National Court to Address It ONE Community 2015 will be the year brands take a public stand on social issues http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/02/2015-will-be-the-year-brands-take-public-stand-social-issues <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog/2015/02/2015-will-be-the-year-brands-take-public-stand-social-issues" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139 imagecache-linked imagecache-162X139_linked"><img src="http://www.onecommunity.co/sites/default/files/imagecache/162X139/images/blog/2015_will_be_the_year_brands_take_a_public_stand_on_social_issues.jpeg" alt="2015 will be the year brands take a public stand on social issues" title="2015 will be the year brands take a public stand on social issues" width="162" height="139" class="imagecache imagecache-162X139"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>2015 will be the year of the pro-social brand.</p> <p>Pro-social brands are the next step for companies looking to morally engage with consumers. Driven by marketers who are moving beyond claims of sustainability and into strong stands on relevant social issues, this trend picked up momentum in 2014. It will be positively explosive in 2015.</p> <p>So what&rsquo;s the difference between sustainable and pro-social brands?</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/02/2015-will-be-the-year-brands-take-public-stand-social-issues" dc:identifier="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/02/2015-will-be-the-year-brands-take-public-stand-social-issues" dc:title="2015 will be the year brands take a public stand on social issues" trackback:ping="http://www.onecommunity.co/trackback/6250" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <p><a href="http://www.onecommunity.co/blog/2015/02/2015-will-be-the-year-brands-take-public-stand-social-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airbnb basic sustainable brands Ben climate change controversial pro-social stand facebook Fat Tire Huffington Post key pro-social values Pepsi pro-social brand Pro-social branding pro-social brands pro-social trend same-sex marriage social issues Toms US civil rights Equality Mon, 05 Jan 2015 14:37:50 +0000 ONE Community 6250 at http://www.onecommunity.co 2015 will be the year brands take a public stand on social issues ONE Community