The Supreme Court of the State of Washington has rejected a florist's claim that state anti-discrimination statutes did not apply to her religion-based refusal to sell flowers for use in a same-sex wedding ceremony.
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Writing competition asks law students to write model Supreme Court opinion in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley
LOS ANGELES, CA – While most legal writing competitions ask participants to pick a side, Founders First Freedom is asking for much more in its inaugural law student writing competition. Participating students will review pleadings and amicus briefs in a case currently before the United States Supreme Court, Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley, and write model majority decisions that weigh both […]
“And on the eighth day God created the internet so that Christians could judge non-Christians and each other more openly, instantly, and publicly than ever before.” 2 Mark 3:16
Last week the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear three cases involving whether the pension plans of religiously affiliated hospital systems are exempt from federal pension funding requirements.
Donald Trump's transition team is making plans to occupy the White House. What does this mean for religious liberty?
After over 40,000 people signed a petition expressing outrage at the State of Georgia for demanding Seventh-day Adventist lay pastor Dr. Eric Walsh's sermon notes, transcripts, and Bible, the state has withdrawn the subpoena.
President Obama threatens to veto defense budget bill if language permitting discrimination on basis of religion or sexual orientation remains.
On September 19, Mary Campos, a Southern California woman, was asked to switch her pre-booked ticketed seat when what she has described as two "Pakistani monks" who were wearing orange robes told United Airlines that their religious beliefs prohibited them from sitting next to her because of her gender.
On August 16, 2016, the Northwest Religious Liberty Association (NRLA) celebrated its 25th anniversary by highlighting key legislative achievements, including the passage of the Idaho Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in 2000 and the two-part passage of the Oregon Workplace Religious Freedom Act (WRFA) in 2009 and 2010.
On August 3, 2016, the California Assembly Appropriations Committee is scheduled to consider a bill that religious groups fear would make it difficult for faith-based colleges and universities to operate in a manner consistent with their beliefs.