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Lorie Smith, owner and founder of 303 Creative

Meet Lorie Smith, the Christian artist with a Supreme Court free speech case

Dec 2, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in her case — 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis — on Monday, Dec.... Read more

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FDA should limit access to ‘dangerous’ chemical abortion drugs, doctors argue in lawsuit

Nov 22, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A group of doctors and medical organizations argue in a federal lawsuit that the FDA “chose politics over science.” Read more

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ADF calls on human rights commission to defend religious freedom in Mexico and Nicaragua

Nov 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

“Latin America is currently experiencing a surge of human rights abuses in the area of religious freedom,” stated Tomás Henriquez,... Read more

Lorie Smith is challenging a Colorado law that would require her to design websites celebrating same-sex marriages.

Supreme Court to hear case of designer who won’t create websites for same-sex weddings 

Oct 6, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Lorie Smith is challenging a Colorado state law for her right to refuse creative services when they conflict with her... Read more

Tom Mortier

Europe’s top human rights court to rule on landmark euthanasia case

Oct 3, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The European Court of Human Rights is set to rule in a landmark case on Tuesday on whether Belgium wrongly... Read more

Female student athletes prepare to take their case for fairness in sports to court Thursday.

Four female athletes challenge Connecticut policy in fight to save women’s sports

Sep 29, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Four female student athletes are at the center of an ongoing case to protect girls’ sports, which advanced to the... Read more

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Court bars California from forcing conscientious objectors to participate in assisted suicide

Sep 7, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A federal district court ruled Sept. 2 that California — temporarily — cannot force medical professionals to participate in assisted... Read more

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Teacher who refused to use students’ preferred pronouns settles lawsuit against school district

Sep 1, 2022

By Edie Heipel

A Kansas middle school teacher will receive $95,000 from her school district, which tried to force her to comply with... Read more

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Biden administration sued after fertility awareness methods cut from health coverage

Jun 14, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Couples can use this biomarker information, in line with Catholic Church teaching, to avoid or achieve pregnancy. Read more

Barronelle Stutzman, a Christian and florist from Washington state who was sued after declining to create flower arrangements for a same-sex marriage.

Washington florist who declined to serve same-sex wedding will pay settlement, retire

Nov 18, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

A Christian florist who was sued after declining to create flower arrangements for a same-sex wedding ceremony and subsequently spent... Read more

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College soccer player: ‘Transgender’ sports policies violate women’s rights

Sep 10, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A West Virginia college soccer player says that allowing only biological females to play women’s sports is a “women’s rights... Read more

Ninth Circuit favors Washington church in case against state abortion coverage mandate

Jul 22, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A Washington church won its case against a state abortion coverage mandate on Thursday, in a ruling by a federal... Read more

Federal LGBT employment guidance ‘an outrageous overreach’ one lawyer says

Jul 8, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Recent federal LGBT nondiscrimination guidance for employers goes far beyond the law, one legal and religious freedom expert told CNA. Read more

The European Parliament.

Soros and IPPF-funded EU parliamentarians aim to blacklist reputable Christian groups

Jun 22, 2021

By CNA Staff

The European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (EPF) a group of European parliamentarians committed to compel the recognition... Read more

June 4 rally in support of Tanner Cross, Loudoun County, Virginia

Court reinstates Virginia teacher suspended over transgender pronoun policy

Jun 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

A county court on Tuesday ruled that a Virginia teacher suspended for opposing a school transgender pronoun policy must be... Read more

A group of high school girls running on a track. Via Shutterstock

Newspaper edits opinion piece on transgender athletes to remove ‘hurtful language’ 

May 27, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

A religious liberty law firm says a major national newspaper edited a gender description in an opinion piece by one... Read more

Same-sex wedding cake.

Christian wedding planner challenges anti-discrimination law

Jul 23, 2020

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

Female high school students track race. Crdit: Don Landwehrle/Shutterstock

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

May 11, 2020

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

Sep 11, 2019

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

The Supreme Court chamber in the Kentucky State Capitol.

Kentucky Supreme Court hears religious freedom case over LGBT shirts

Aug 24, 2019

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