U.S. District Court Dismisses Hunter v. US Dept of Education Lawsuit
US District Court dismisses LGBT student group’s suit against Dept. of Education, ruling religious liberty protections for universities and colleges remains intact. Court states that these protections are essential for the free exercise of religion and should not be interfered with by government.
Colorado Court: Baker Must Provide “Non-Expressive” Cake to Transgender Customer
Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, is again in the news after a Colorado court ruled he had illegally discriminated by refusing to make a cake to celebrate a gender transition. The court found that Phillips’ refusal to make the cake violated a customer’s right to be free from discrimination. ADF attorneys are appealing the decision, arguing that no one should be forced to express a message against their core beliefs.
Supreme Court to Hear Christian Postal Employee Religious Discrimination Claim – Groff v. DeJoy
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from Gerald Groff, an evangelical Christian mail carrier on his claim of religious discrimination over his request for exemption from working on Sundays. This case could significantly change employers’ approach to accommodating their employees’ religious beliefs.
Analysis of AB 2098 and Its Potential to Suppress Free Speech of Medical Professionals in California
Why AB 2098 could lead to a chilling effect among California’s medical professionals
Idaho Supreme Court Denies Petition to Recognize Fundamental Right to Abortion
The Idaho Supreme Court ruled the state constitution does not include a fundamental right to abortion and the framers and adopters of the Inalienable Rights Clause did not intend to implicitly protect abortion as a fundamental right.