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Christian wedding planner challenges anti-discrimination law

An Evangelical Christian minister who runs a wedding business is challenging a county ordinance she says would require her to officiate... Read more

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Lawyers must call male runners 'trans females' in athletics lawsuit

Attorneys are calling for a federal judge to recuse himself from a transgender sports case, after the judge instructed that... Read more

Supreme Court of the United States.

Florist appeals to Supreme Court for second time over same-sex wedding case

A florist in Washington state sued for declining to serve a same-sex wedding is once again appealing her case to the U.S.... Read more

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Kentucky Supreme Court hears religious freedom case over LGBT shirts

Blaine Adamson, owner of the Lexington, Kentucky-based print shop Hands On Originals, was sued for declining to print T-shirts promoting... Read more

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HHS conscience rule essential for freedom say Catholic healthcare groups

Legal briefs filed Aug. 21 on behalf of four non-profit organizations, including the National Catholic Bioethics Center and the Catholic... Read more

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Christian filmmakers win right to sue against Minnesota human rights law

A federal court has reversed a decision dismissing a lawsuit brought against the Minnesota Human Rights Act.  Read more

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Department of Education will hear transgender track complaint

The U.S. Department of Education will hear a Title IX complaint brought by three female high school track athletes over... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks about the 2015 World Meeting of Families during a press conference at the Vatican Press Office, March 25, 2014.

'Never accept' separation of faith from political engagement, Chaput says

Christians are called to win the battle of ideas and values in secular society, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said Tuesday.  Read more

A student at Bethel Christian Academy. Courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom.

Maryland Christian school sues after being evicted from voucher program

A Christian grade school in Maryland is filing a lawsuit after state officials denied its participation in a voucher program... Read more

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'Transgender' track rules violate Title IX, ADF says

The governing body for high school sports in Connecticut is facing a federal complaint after allowing male students to compete... Read more

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Catholic apple farmer sues over market ban

A farmer is suing the city of East Lansing, Michigan, after he was prohibited from selling organic apples at the... Read more

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Alaska mayor vetoes equal rights ordinance

City Ordinance 6093 would have provided protections against discrimination for those who identify as LGBTQ in employment, housing, and in... Read more

E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse, home to the US District Court for DC.

Court motions filed as atheist group sues for churches to file tax returns

The Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a motion to intervene after lawyers from the Freedom from Religion Foundation sued the... Read more

Cake artist Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado.

Colorado baker back in court for declining gender transition cake

Less than three months after winning a Supreme Court case backing his religious freedom of expression, Colorado Christian cake artist... Read more

Alliance Defending Freedom booted from Amazon Smile program over 'hate group' label

Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a Christian legal organization that promotes life, marriage and religious liberty, has been removed from the... Read more

Barronelle Stutzman.

For opposing gay marriage, she's facing death threats and million-dollar lawsuits

When Barronelle Stutzman took a stand for her Christian beliefs nearly five years ago, she never imagined that she would... Read more

Baker argues for cake and conscience at Supreme Court

A Colorado baker’s right to express himself through artwork – edible artwork– lies at the center of today’s Supreme Court... Read more

Photographer and blogger Amy Lawson (L), owner of Amy Lynn Photography Studio in Madison, Wis.

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

A Christian photographer who declines clients because she does not believe in same-sex marriage cannot be sued under certain anti-discrimination... Read more

Florist takes religious liberty case to US Supreme Court

Flower shop owner Barronelle Stutzman is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to protect her from a Washington state court ruling... Read more

Alan and Paula Sears, who will be awarded the Order of St. Gregory the Great June 29, 2017. Photo courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom.

Religious freedom advocates to receive papal honor

In recognition of their promotion of religious freedom, the founder of Alliance Defending Freedom and his wife will be inducted... Read more