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Washington florist fined, ordered to create gay wedding arrangements

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Religious Liberty | A Washington state great-grandmother was ordered to pay $1,001 to the state last week for violating its Consumer Protection Act (CPA) when she refused to…

Indiana lawmakers: Frenzy against religious freedom law unwarranted

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Religious Liberty | Indiana legislators plan to clarify a religious freedom law after widespread backlash from gay-rights supporters. Last week, Gov. Mike Pence signed the law…

The reality of Indiana’s religious freedom law

By Emily Belz
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Religious Liberty | Media and opponents mischaracterize the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Wisconsin judge rules abortionists don’t need hospital privileges

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | A federal judge on Friday struck down a Wisconsin law requiring abortionists to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital. Though the judge recognized…

Family Christian Stores drops bankruptcy plan

Family Christian Stores drops bankruptcy plan

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Business | Largest Christian retailer in the U.S. must now go back to the drawing board to find a new restructuring plan

Louisiana leads fight to end sex trafficking

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | On Feb. 13, Kwame Morris drove a 16-year-old girl from Houston to New Orleans, where the FBI caught him arranging $500 “dates” for her. He told the FBI…

Immigrant free after nine years in detention

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Immigration | Kenyan national Sylvester Owino, who was held without charges, is out on bond

Publishers sue Family Christian Stores over bankruptcy plan

Publishers sue Family Christian Stores over bankruptcy plan

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Business | A group of Christian publishers that stands to lose $20 million is fighting back against part of Family Christian Stores’ bankruptcy plan. Twenty-seven…

Elephants are people too

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Courts | By 2018 “The Greatest Show on Earth” will be a few tons less great. That was the word on Thursday when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus…

8th Circuit halts same-sex marriage in Nebraska

By The Editors
Posted

Marriage | The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has put a stop to same-sex marriage in Nebraska, at least for now. The federal appeals court halted a lower court’s…

Alabama Supreme Court: Stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Marriage | The Alabama Supreme Court is taking on the federal judiciary, ordering the state’s probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex…

Federal judge sinks Nebraska’s marriage law

By Leigh Jones
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Marriage | A federal judge in Nebraska overturned the state’s voter-approved marriage laws today, giving the attorney general a week to appeal the decision before it…

 
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