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Family-owned pharmacy leans on Hobby Lobby ruling for support

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Healthcare Mandate | Attorneys in Washington state filed a brief in federal appeals court last week arguing their clients shouldn’t have to choose between their livelihoods and…

Protecting religious adoption agencies that refuse gay couples

Protecting religious adoption agencies that refuse gay couples

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Child welfare | Two U.S. legislators want to prevent the government from discriminating against child welfare organizations and individuals who will not place children for…

Atheist group court victory could prove good for churches

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Religious Liberty | An atheist group reached a settlement earlier this month with the Internal Revenue Service over stronger enforcement of policies against “church…

University fires scientist after dinosaur discovery offers young earth evidence

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Religious Liberty | A scientist is suing California State University, Northridge (CSUN) for firing him after he publicized a discovery that suggests dinosaurs roamed America…

Christian college loses city contract over biblical teachings about sexuality

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Religious Liberty | A Massachusetts Christian college is facing a backlash for supporting religious exemptions to a proposed presidential order that would add sexuality to the…

Hawaiian churches win partial victory in fight over school rentals

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Religious Liberty | A judge in Hawaii gutted a new lawsuit on Tuesday filed by two atheists against churches that rent space from public schools. The lawsuit is a renewed effort…

Constitution classes not replacing gender studies at South Carolina college

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Education | The University of South Carolina Upstate, in Spartanburg, announced last week it would close the school’s Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (CWGS) as…

Free speech rules in Maryland pro-life center case

Free speech rules in Maryland pro-life center case

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Abortion | A Maryland case set an important precedent earlier this month for at least five lawsuits against pregnancy resources centers around the country. The 4th U.S.

Judge silences pro-life criticism of the NAACP

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Free Speech | A U.S. district court judge sided with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) last week in a trademark case against an…

California judge flushes bathroom bill repeal effort

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Courts | A coalition hoping to repeal California’s “Co-ed Bathroom Bill” faced another setback last week when a judge struck down its request that the state…

Tax benefit at risk for ministers of all faiths

Tax benefit at risk for ministers of all faiths

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Religious Liberty | Faith groups such as the Eastern Orthodox Church, Hindus, Muslims, and Protestants together filed an amicus brief last week in support of tax-exempt housing…

Alabama lawmaker loses $100,000 bet over transracial adoption

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Adoption | More than 100 people rallied on the Alabama State House steps Wednesday to demand a state representative “pay up” on a $100,000 bet that no one could show…

 
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