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Tyler is a Legislative Assistant in the Washington Legislative Office, where he works on religious freedom and civil right issues. Ray is a graduate of Catholic University Law School where he served as the President of Students for Public Interest Law. He has previously interned for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Mississippi Center for Justice where he advocated on racial justice issues in the areas of education, criminal justice, and voting rights. Ray received his bachelor's degree in Social Science from San Diego State University. Ray is a licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Every Child Deserves a Family, Including in Virginia

By Tyler Ray, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 12:28pm
Yesterday was Valentine's Day, a day when we celebrate our love for one another, whether it is between significant others, class mates, or a child and their parents. Growing up, I always received a small box of chocolates on Valentine's Day from my parents. I looked forward to those chocolates every year, not just for the sweet treat, but because of the love I felt from my parents. In a small way, it reflected the love my family shared for each other.

Looking for Simple Answers to Basic Questions on Faith-Based Hiring

By Dena Sher, ACLU Washington Legislative Office & Tyler Ray, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 4:04pm

It’s been almost three years of silence from President Obama on the issue of whether religious organizations may discriminate when hiring for government-funded positions. Let’s take a walk down memory lane to find out where we have…

Special Exceptions for Religious Organizations Threaten Liberty

By Dena Sher, ACLU Washington Legislative Office & Tyler Ray, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 10:35am

Last week, at a congressional hearing on “The State of Religious Liberty in the United States,” Rep. Jim Jordan asked a witness what the biggest threat to religious liberty is today. The response from Colby May, from the American Center…

Now Hiring (Some Exclusions May Apply)

By Dena Sher, ACLU Washington Legislative Office & Tyler Ray, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 10:29am

Right now, the White House is wholly focused on getting people back to work. That should be great news for the American people. Why is it then that the administration has a damaging policy that actually limits certain jobs to only certain people?…

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