Fortnight for Freedom

This baker's Supreme Court case could set tone of religious liberty in US

Sep 12, 2017 - 09:04 am .- A Colorado baker’s fight to maintain his freedom of expression could be the most influential religious freedom decisions of the US Supreme Court in years, as the court considers the case this term.

In limited ruling, court sides with Wis. photographer who declines same-sex weddings

Aug 24, 2017 - 11:18 pm .- A Christian photographer who declines clients because she does not believe in same-sex marriage cannot be sued under certain anti-discrimination laws on the ground she does not run a storefront, a Wisconsin court has said.

Why hasn't the Trump administration dropped the HHS mandate?

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:23 pm .- Lawyers for the Little Sisters of the Poor said it’s time for the Trump administration to admit that the Obama-era contraception mandate is unconstitutional and provide the sisters relief.

US State Department recognizes ISIS genocide in religious freedom report

Aug 15, 2017 - 10:57 pm .- Religious freedom advocates were heartened by the State Department recognizing in its annual religious freedom report released Tuesday the genocide of Christians by the Islamic State.

Spanish court throws out 'hate crime' complaint against archbishop

Aug 10, 2017 - 06:37 am .- A Spanish state prosecutor has dismissed a ‘hate crime’ complaint against the Archbishop of Granada after an LGBT activist group claimed he had preached hate against transgender people in a homily.

Catholic group fighting HHS mandate disappointed exemption still unissued

Aug 1, 2017 - 09:02 pm .- After the US Department of Justice did not drop its appeal of a contraceptive mandate lawsuit by the Catholic Benefits Association on Monday, the group expressed its disappointment.

Former Senator Sam Brownback tapped for religious freedom ambassador

Jul 27, 2017 - 02:45 pm .- Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas (R) on Wednesday was nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next Ambassador at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

Could a California bill make Catholic conduct codes illegal?

Jul 21, 2017 - 06:02 pm .- Pro-abortion groups are lobbying for a California law that Catholic leaders warn would open employers like Catholic schools to lawsuits for asking teachers to follow their codes of conduct.

Court sides with NY archdiocese in major religious liberty decision

Jul 14, 2017 - 11:00 pm .- A federal court ruled Friday that the Archdiocese of New York had the right not to hire a diocesan school principal in a First Amendment religious freedom decision.

Florist takes religious liberty case to US Supreme Court

Jul 14, 2017 - 10:32 pm .- Flower shop owner Barronelle Stutzman is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to protect her from a Washington state court ruling that could destroy her financially because her religious beliefs prevented her from serving a same-sex wedding ceremony.

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