Statements of Justices Roberts, Thomas, and Alito on free exercise of religion in light of the same-sex marriage decision.
Archives for June 2015
How the Supreme Court’s decision could affect the religious liberty rights of religious organizations and individuals
hen the Louisiana state legislature failed to pass the “Marriage and Conscience Act” (HB 707) earlier this year, on May 19, Governor Bobby Jindal issued an executive order that will accomplish the same goal. HB 707 provided that the state of Louisiana could take no “adverse action against a person, wholly or partially, on the […]
fter a lengthy legal battle, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously (see Reed v. Gilbert , decided June 18, 2015) that a town cannot bar church signs when it allows similar signs promoting political or ideological viewpoints. In 2007, Good News Community Church sued Gilbert, Arizona, when the town enforced a law banning the […]
Bills have been introduced in both houses of the U.S. Congress that would prohibit the Federal government from discriminating against individuals, associations, and businesses that act in accordance with their religious beliefs about marriage.
The Supreme Court ruled that a prospective employer’s perceived need to accommodate religious beliefs as a “motivating factor” not to hire violates Title VII.