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Will drop in international adoptions lead to more in-country placements?

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Adoption | International adoptions plummeted to a 30-year low for U.S. citizens last year, with further declines expected. But some see the trend as an opportunity to…

Korean Adoptee faces deportation due to parents’ paperwork negligence

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Immigration | An immigration judge last week gave a 40-year-old, Korean-born adoptee until mid-June to prove he should not be deported. Because the man’s adoptive parents…

Washington florist fined, ordered to create gay wedding arrangements

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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…

Catholic school wins curriculum battle at Canadian Supreme Court

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Religious Liberty | The Canadian Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Catholic high school’s right to teach a state-mandated ethics and religion class from its religious…

Teen in foster care wins Miss Alabama pageant—and a new family

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Foster Care | A high school foster youth pulled off a surprise win at Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen Pageant earlier this month. She not only won her first-ever pageant,

The complicated fight to keep Catholic schools Catholic

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Education | A California archbishop’s proposal to add sexual morality guidelines to the employee handbook for the area’s Catholic high schools has led to accusations…

Police officer, suspended over gay pride parade, defends religious liberty

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Religious Liberty | A former Salt Lake City police officer who was put on leave and later resigned after he objected to riding in the motorcycle brigade at the front of a…

Court rules same-sex marriage rights trump florist’s religious beliefs

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Religious Liberty | A Washington state judge ruled Wednesday that a Christian flower shop owner is required under state law to provide full services for same-sex wedding…

Colorado lawmakers reject assisted suicide legislation

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Euthanasia | A legislative committee in Colorado voted down a bill last week that would have legalized assisted suicide in the state. The sensitive topic brought hundreds…

American Sniper triggers a social media firestorm

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Movies | American Sniper shattered opening weekend box office records, raking in $107.2 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the biggest take ever…

Forced down the same-sex wedding aisle

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Religious Liberty | An update on five small businesses that refused to participate in same-sex weddings and paid a heavy price

Kentucky sinks tourism tax incentives for Noah’s ark theme park

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Religious Liberty | Kentucky officials withdrew a state tax incentive package last week for a Christian nonprofit building a replica of Noah’s ark, claiming the rebate violated…

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