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Ahead of Supreme Court marriage decision, states act to protect religious freedom

Jun 16, 2015

By Matt Hadro

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to deliver a ruling that could lead to sweeping changes in the definition of... Read more

Defenders of marriage join rallies in front of SCOTUS during arguments over definition of marriage in Washington DC on April 28, 2015.

Will youth inevitably support same-sex marriage? These activists say nope

Apr 29, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Marriage defense advocates of diverse ages and backgrounds rallied outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, calling for... Read more

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Scholars: No legal right to 'gay marriage' in Constitution

Apr 27, 2015

By Matt Hadro

There is no legal right to “gay marriage” in the Constitution, legal experts asserted, and the Supreme Court should not... Read more

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HHS mandate loses again: Supreme Court order protects Pennsylvania Catholic groups

Apr 18, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court has continued its trend of decisions stopping enforcement of a federal contraception mandate against religious employers... Read more

Supreme Court rules in favor of pregnancy protection in the workplace

Mar 28, 2015

By Adelaide Mena

A recent ruling from the Supreme Court to clarify workplace protections for pregnant women will help remedy some of the... Read more

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Big business overreach? Corporations push Supreme Court to legalize 'gay marriage'

Mar 8, 2015

By Matt Hadro

With the Supreme Court set to rule on a potentially far-reaching marriage case this summer, several hundred corporations are pushing... Read more

Faith vs. Fashion – Muslim woman spars with Abercrombie in major court case

Feb 26, 2015

By Matt Hadro

When an employer’s hiring standards conflict with a prospective employee’s religious practice, when would the employer be guilty of discrimination... Read more

Beard meets religious freedom in distinctive Court decision

Jan 20, 2015

By Matt Hadro

In a rare unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a Muslim prisoner in Arkansas must be allowed... Read more

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Which way to church? Supreme Court weighs directions for roadside signs

Jan 14, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court is scrutinizing an Arizona town’s restrictions on church signs that critics say intentionally discriminate against houses... Read more

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'Decisive' role of marriage in focus as Court declines cases

Oct 6, 2014

The Supreme Court’s decision not to review defense of marriage appeals by five states has been met with disappointment, along... Read more

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Supreme Court asked to defend Seal of Confession in La. case

Sep 6, 2014

By Matt Hadro

The Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling that a diocesan... Read more

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Federal judge strikes down Colo. marriage defense amendment

Jul 24, 2014

A federal judge ruled Wednesday against Colorado’s marriage defense amendment, leading the state attorney general to say the case will... Read more

Supporters hold 'Women for Religious Freedom' signs outside of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington D.C. on March 25, 2014.

Wave of religious freedom rulings follows Supreme Court decision

Jul 2, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

In the days following a Supreme Court ruling upholding religious freedom in the workplace, several lower courts have issued decisions... Read more

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Supreme Court upholds religious freedom for Hobby Lobby

Jun 30, 2014

On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby and similar employers cannot be forced to comply with... Read more

Women pray outside an abortion clinic in Albany, New York.

Supreme Court's abortion clinic ruling hailed as win for women

Jun 26, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

A unanimous Supreme Court decision striking down a 35-foot buffer zone around Massachusetts abortion clinics is being praised as a... Read more

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Supreme Court unanimously rejects abortion clinic buffer zones

Jun 26, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts state law that imposed a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics,... Read more

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Supreme Court upholds freedom to pray at public meetings

May 5, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on May 5 upheld the practice of voluntary prayer before public meetings by a 5-4 ruling,... Read more

Elaine Huguenin, co-owner of Elane Photography in Albuquerque, N.M. Photo courtesy of Alliance Defending Freedom.

Supreme Court declines to hear religious freedom photography case

Apr 8, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to weigh in on a case involving a small Christian-owned photography business that... Read more

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Hobby Lobby draws wide breadth of support in mandate case

Jan 29, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Hundreds of individuals and groups from a broad range of religious and political backgrounds have filed briefs supporting the owners... Read more

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Supreme Court hears abortion zone case, declines 20-week ban

Jan 17, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

The Supreme Court will rule this year on a case involving “buffer zones” outside abortion clinics, but it has declined... Read more