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Legal Rights for Pagans and Wiccans

Can you lose your kids, your job, or your home just because you practice an earth-based faith? Believe it or not, you have the same rights as everyone else in this country. Learn about your rights as a parent, as an employee, and even as a member of the United States military.

Rights of Students in Private Schools
Wondering what rights you have as a Pagan student in a private school? Although there are Federal guidelines in place for public schools, they may not apply to you as a private school student. Here's a quick summary of some of the things you should know about religion in private schools.

Federal Guidelines for Religion in Public Schools
Wondering what the official guidelines are for religious expression in public schools? Thankfully, the Federal government has gotten that all written down for us. Here's a quick summary of some of the things you should know about religion in public schools.

The Establishment Clause
Do you know what the Establishment Clause is? For people who are practitioners of minority religions, this very important - and often misunderstood - part of the United States Constitution can be a useful bit of information to have. Learn more about the Establishment Clause.

Do Pagans Have to Swear on a Bible in Court?
A Pagan reader wants to know if she has to swear on Bible when she goes to court for jury duty. What are the options available to Pagans and others who don't want to swear on a Bible in a courtroom?

Protect Your Legal Rights
Can you lose your kids, your job, or your home just because you practice an earth-based faith? Believe it or not, you have the same rights as everyone else in this country. Learn what you can do to reduce the chance that you'll be a victim of religious discrimination.

Pagans in the Military
According to a study done in 2004, there are over 4,000 people in the United States Military who declare themselves as Pagan -- over half of these folks are Wiccans. If you or someone you love is an active duty member of the military, you need to be aware of your rights as a Pagan or Wiccan soldier.

Your Rights as a Pagan Parent
When it comes to raising our kids, it's sometimes hard to know what rights we have as Pagan or Wiccan parents. In the United States, we have the same rights as parents of any other religion. Learn how you can avoid discrimination in schools, simply by opening up the lines of communication.

Rights of Pagan and Wiccan Students
Can Pagan and Wiccan students be treated differently at school? Actually, they have the same rights as everyone else. Read on to learn about how to protect your religious freedoms in an educational setting.

Rights of Pagans and Wiccans in the Workplace
What rights do Pagans and Wiccans have in the workplace? Can your employer treat you differently just because you're not part of a mainstream religious group?

Lady Liberty League
Founded by Selena Fox, Lady Liberty League (LLL) is the religious freedom support service of Circle Sanctuary, an international Wiccan church and Pagan resource center. LLL provides information and networking assistance to individuals and organizations concerned with religious freedom issues pertaining to Wiccan ways, Paganism, and other forms of Nature religions.

Religious Freedom Watchdog Groups

The Maetreum of Cybele Legal Case
The Maetreum of Cybele is a Pagan temple in upstate New York which has been embroiled in a nasty legal battle with their town over tax exempt status. Read our timeline of articles related to this unusual and precedent-setting legal case.

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