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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

Nov 27, 2018

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

Aug 15, 2018

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

May 7, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

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

Apr 18, 2018

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

Dec 5, 2017

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

Aug 24, 2017

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

Jul 14, 2017

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

Jun 20, 2017

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

Florist who lost religious liberty case says all freedoms are at stake

Feb 19, 2017

By Matt Hadro

A Washington florist fined for not serving a same-sex wedding out of conscience says the state's supreme court “violated” her... Read more

Christian florist loses religious liberty case, will appeal to US Supreme Court

Feb 16, 2017

By Matt Hadro

A Washington state florist must pay fines and legal costs for conscientiously objecting to serving a same-sex wedding, as the... Read more

Michael P. Farris, CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom.

Meet the new head of Alliance Defending Freedom

Jan 28, 2017

For Michael P. Farris, the new head of Alliance Defending Freedom, educating the general American public on the rich history... Read more

Massachusetts churches claim victory in religious freedom lawsuit

Dec 15, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Four Massachusetts churches pulled their lawsuit against the state Monday after they received religious exemptions from the state's transgender law.  Read more

Religious leaders: sexual orientation laws threaten freedom

Dec 14, 2016

It’s time to end coercion against those who recognize marriage as a union of one man and one woman and... Read more

Legal group: Federal law can't require sterilizations at Catholic hospitals

Dec 10, 2016

Hospitals run according to Catholic ethics shouldn’t be coerced into performing sterilizations, a legal group has said after the American... Read more

Downtown Houston, Feb. 25, 2014.

Houston carries out 'witch hunt' on pastors opposing 'bathroom bill'

Oct 15, 2014

City officials in Houston have filed a subpoena against local pastors over a lawsuit regarding a bill that would do... Read more

The late Gedelieva De Troyer (L) and her son, Tom Mortier. Photos courtesy of Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.

Legal group: Belgium's assisted suicide law failed a depressed woman

Sep 10, 2014

Belgium’s doctor-assisted suicide laws allowed an unqualified doctor to kill a depressed mother who did not have a terminal illness... Read more

Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, speaks during a rally for the organization.

Report suggests Planned Parenthood may defraud taxpayers

Aug 12, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

A report investigating audits of Planned Parenthood claims to show that the national abortion provider’s practices may have led to... Read more

Participants at the opening of the plenary meeting of the World Health Assembly on May 19, 2009.

Hate-speech laws a 'tool of totalitarianism,' lawyer warns

Jul 9, 2014

By Elise Harris

During a recent event discussing the origin and implementation of European hate-speech laws, lawyers argued that the “ill-conceived” laws pose... Read more

Planned Parenthood statement prompts offer of Bible donation

Jun 9, 2014

A pro-life legal group has responded to claims that Scripture is silent on the topic of abortion by offering to... Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke, prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, speaks at the ADF Media Conference in Rome, March 24, 2014.

Cardinal Burke stresses Catholic media’s 'supreme importance'

Mar 28, 2014

Cardinal Raymond Burke has praised the work of Catholic media, noting its importance in forming a pro-life culture that respects... Read more