A 72-year-old florist, who was found by her state Supreme Court as being discriminatory when she refused to provide a cake for a same-sex wedding, has appealed her case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
U.S. District Judge Derrick K.Watson ruled Thursday that grandparents and other relatives should also be allowed exemption status, in regards to the motion filed by the state of Hawaii in federal court to challenge the Trump administration’s definition of “bona fide” relationship and to enlarge the scope of those that can be exempt from the 90-day suspension.
A bill in Oregon State that requires private insurance to cover the cost of abortion procedures was passed by the Oregon Senate on July 5. House Bill 3391, also named the Reproductive Health Equity Act, now awaits signature by Governor Kate Brown.
Eugene Peterson, most known for his authorship of The Message translation of the Bible, released a statement on Thursday afternoon retracting a comment he made during an earlier interview that he would perform a same-sex marriage today if he were asked.
For those in the immigrant community, the numerous reports of raids by enforcement officials may give rise to a greater sense of fear. But immigrant rights advocates say there are still actions that individuals can take in response to, and in preparation for, such encounters.
Over the years, a majority of Americans have said they believe the impact of churches on the nation is a positive one, and according to a study released on Monday, that view hasn’t shifted much.
Hobby Lobby, the arts-and-crafts store operated by a Christian family which gained most of its publicity from a religious freedom case at the Supreme Court in 2014, has recently been gaining media attention once again — but this time, under accusations of smuggling biblical artifacts.
Though almost half (48 percent) of Americans believe that religious freedom is more important when it conflicts with sexual freedom, still, the other half either believe that sexual freedom should come first (24 percent) or are not sure (28 percent), according to a study by LifeWay Research published on June 27.
The highest court in the nation ruled that the state of Missouri had violated the constitutional rights of a church by disqualifying it from receiving a public benefit simply on the basis that it is a church.
The U.S. Supreme Court has announced on Monday that it would hear a case involving a Colorado Christian baker who declined to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, one which many argue may lead to implications for businesses across the country.
A federal judge issued a temporary stay on Thursday for more than 100 Iraqi nationals, including Christians, who were arrested during immigration raids that occurred in Detroit earlier this month.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill on Thursday that would allow religious child welfare agencies to operate according to its religious beliefs without fear of penalty.
Dozens of Iraqi nationals have been arrested for potential deportation, many of them including Christians, in Detroit on Sunday, according to numerous reports. Many estimates say about 40 have been arrested, while some reports estimate as many as 80.
Religiously affiliated hospitals, as well as other religious non-profit organizations, are exempt from the requirements of a federal pension law, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Monday.
The Texas legislature has approved a bill that would allow religious adoption agencies to refuse to provide services to individuals based on their “sincerely held religious beliefs.”