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Iowa religious freedom bill sets 'highest standard' for government, backers say

An effort to restore strong religious freedom protections in Iowa has the backing of the state Catholic conference and others... Read more

Supreme Court of the United States.

US Supreme Court: government agents violating religious liberty liable for monetary damages

Three Muslims who claim the FBI wrongly pressured them into becoming informants on Muslim communities may seek monetary damages as... Read more

US President Donald Trump.

Trump admin announces rules to allow equal access to grants for religious groups

The White House announced new rules from nine federal agencies Thursday to help ensure that religious groups have equal access... Read more

 A sign at the entrance to a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee room in Washington, DC.

Religious freedom laws 'more necessary than ever,' Congress hears

The House Committee on Education and Labor heard testimony June 25 on the Do No Harm Act, a proposed measure... Read more

A look at 25 years of RFRA

Last week marked the 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, known as RFRA.  Read more

Hundreds of Catholic employers win injunction against contraception mandate

A federal judge ruled in favor of the Catholic Benefits Association last week, issuing a permanent injunction and declaratory relief... Read more

Legal counsel: Religious freedom never justifies abuse

An Indiana woman who allegedly beat her 7-year-old with a coat hanger is citing religious freedom as her defense against... Read more

Wall Street Journal, NY Times writer defend Indiana religious freedom law

Does the widespread reaction to Indiana religious freedom law mean there is growing intolerance for religious viewpoints? Two prominent essays... Read more

Mike Pence.

No, Indiana did not just pass a law discriminating against gay people. Here's why.

Despite media hype, a new Indiana law is not based on anti-gay discrimination, but on a 20-year legal precedent of... Read more

The Newland family, owners of Hercules Industries, who won a permanent injunction against the HHS mandate March 16, 2015. Photo courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom.

Catholic-owned company wins 'final victory' against HHS mandate

A Catholic-owned company’s victory in its fight against a federal mandate to cover drugs and procedures that violate Catholic moral... Read more

Religious leaders support law used in Hobby Lobby ruling

Religious leaders from several Christian churches and Jewish organizations have reaffirmed their “staunch support” for the federal religious freedom protections... Read more