Stephen Schneck , director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies and associate professor of politics, was quoted about President Barack Obama's executive order that installs workplace rules forbidding discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Obama's order bans discrimination based on workers' sexual orientation

From: Catholic News Service Date: July 21, 2014 Author: Mark Pattison

... Schneck, in a July 19 analysis anticipating the executive order, said: "The executive order does not offer the nuanced exemption for religious positions that was sought. But, it does retain the 2002 George Bush executive order language that prohibits religious discrimination in the receipt of federal contracts and allows contracting religious organizations to prefer members of their own faith in some personnel matters."

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Obama bars federal contractors from LGBT discrimination

From: CNN Date: July 21, 2014 Author: Jeremy Diamond

... One of those opponents, Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America, said he was disappointed by Obama's decision regarding the religious exemption. But he suggested that religious groups could still rely on the 2002 order.

"I believe the administration has left open a path that religious groups can work with," Schneck said.

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ANALYSIS: Did Obama finally thread the needle on gay rights and religious freedom?

From: Religion News Service Date: July 21, 2014 Author: David Gibson

... That view was echoed by another signatory, Stephen Schneck, head of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at Catholic University of America, who said the White House "has left open a path that religious groups can work with."

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Obama protects LGBT workplace rights

From: McClatchy News Service Date: July 22, 2014 Author: Anita Kumar

... Stephen Schneck, the director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America, who signed the July 1 letter, said the order didn't offer "the nuanced exemption for religious positions" the group wanted but that he was pleased Obama had retained the 2002 exemption approved by former President George W. Bush.

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U.S. Bishops: Obama's Executive Order 'Unprecedented and Extreme'

From: National Catholic Register Date: July 23, 2014 Author: Brian Fraga

... Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America, signed the July 1 letter. Schneck, who co-chaired the Catholics for Obama campaign in 2012, released a statement on July 19 indicating that while the executive order did not include a "nuanced exemption," it still contained a provision that allows contracting religious organizations to prefer members of their own faith in some personnel matters.

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Obama's executive order on LGBT discrimination gets mixed Catholic reaction

From: National Catholic Reporter Date: July 25, 2014 Author: Vinnie Rotondaro

... Similarly pleased was Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America.

"We all wanted to find a way to balance the rights of religious identity with the clear moral obligation to end discrimination based on orientation," he wrote in a statement.

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