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Court rules Christian nonprofit does not have to cover gender transition

Mar 8, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

“We are overjoyed our members will not have to choose between the biblically based employee benefits and quality health care... Read more

Emergency room intensive care unit.

Appeals court says ER doctors do not have to perform abortions

Jan 3, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The 5th U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that “the Biden administration cannot illegally use federal law to force emergency room... Read more

Oregon resident Jessica Bates appealed a court’s ruling against her in a case alleging that the government is religiously discriminating against her by refusing to allow her to adopt children from the state system.

Oregon mother appeals court ruling in religious discrimination adoption case

Dec 28, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Jessica Bates filed a federal lawsuit against the state’s Department of Human Services earlier this year after she was denied... Read more


Parents sue school district, allege deception in ‘gender transition’ of daughter

Dec 27, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Two parents are suing a Michigan school district alleging that their 11-year-old daughter’s middle school actively deceived them about their... Read more

The Celebrate Life Day rally was organized to commemorate the first anniversary of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health  Supreme Court decision.

Supreme Courts in three states set to hear abortion case arguments

Dec 11, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

This week state Supreme Courts in Arizona, Wyoming, and New Mexico will hear oral arguments for litigation related to the... Read more

Mid Vermont Christian School is suing the state over a ban from athletic competitions due to the school's transgender policy.

Christian school sues Vermont after ban from sports league over transgender policy

Nov 27, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The lawsuit, filed by Mid Vermont Christian School, a K–12 school in the town of Quechee, argues that the ban... Read more

The Hall of Justice building in downtown Lansing is home to the Supreme Court of Michigan.

Jewish, Muslim groups call for religious liberty protections in Catholic school lawsuit

Nov 27, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The suit is challenging a Michigan Supreme Court ruling that sexual orientation and gender identity are protected categories under a... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court preview: Religious freedom cases on the docket

Oct 10, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Court watchers are keeping an eye on several cases that could have an impact on religious liberty and free speech... Read more

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

Colorado Supreme Court to hear cake baker’s latest religious freedom case

Oct 5, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Jack Phillips is being sued by Autumn Scardina for refusing to bake a cake intended to celebrate Scardina’s transgender self-identification. Read more

Dana Nessel, attorney general of Michigan.

Catholic parish challenges Michigan law that would control who it hires

Aug 24, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The parish sued the state over fears that a state law was being reinterpreted to force them to hire employees... Read more


Judge pauses religious freedom training order for Southwest Airlines

Aug 24, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Judge Brantley Starr delayed the enforcement of his order, which would have required Southwest lawyers to take an eight-hour religious... Read more

The Tennes family at their farm, Country Mill Farms, outside of Charlotte, Michigan.

Catholic farmer booted from farmers market for views on same-sex weddings wins in court

Aug 23, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Because Steve Tennes offers his property as a wedding venue — but not for same-sex weddings — officials said he... Read more

Supporters of Päivi Räsänen Juhana Pohjola outside Helsinki District Court, Finland, on Jan. 24, 2022.

U.S. lawmakers send letter in support of Finns on trial for citing Bible

Aug 11, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Member of Finnish Parliament Päivi Räsänen and Lutheran Bishop Juhana Pohjola are facing a retrial for allegations of “hate speech.” Read more


Court orders lawyers for Southwest Airlines to take religious freedom classes

Aug 8, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The court stated that “training on religious freedom ... is the least restrictive means of achieving compliance with the court’s... Read more


Biden administration to pay fee for attempted exclusion of NFP methods from insurance

Aug 1, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Alliance Defending Freedom announced July 27 that a federal court has ordered the Biden administration to pay $65,000 in attorneys’... Read more


Chilean bishop: Court ruling on sexual orientation training harms independence of Church

May 25, 2023

By Diego López Marina

A Catholic bishop and Alliance Defending Freedom have criticized a 2022 ruling of an international court for proposing nondiscrimination “training.” Read more

Isabel Vaughan-Spruce

UK Parliament makes it illegal to pray near abortion facilities

Mar 7, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Britain’s House of Commons approved legislation Tuesday to create “buffer zones” around abortion facilities that would prohibit silent prayer. Read more


Catholic groups join fight against FDA approval of abortion pill

Feb 15, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Pro-life organizations, members of Congress, and state attorneys general have signed amicus briefs in support of an Alliance for Hippocratic... Read more

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

Christian baker loses appeal over transgender birthday cake case

Jan 26, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Jack Phillips now faces a civil lawsuit for declining to make a cake celebrating a purported gender transition of a... Read more


After Michigan Supreme Court redefines ‘sex,’ Catholic school lawsuit warns of broad impact

Dec 30, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

In July, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity were protected categories under a 1976 Michigan... Read more