News & Information
News and information at the intersection of faith and law; church and state; religion and politics.
04/17/13 ... In New Mexico, the ACLU has filed a lawsuit on behalf of two lesbian couples, arguing that denying marriage licenses to gay couples violates their rights to equal protection. Opponents are concerned partly about the effect on religious liberties, such as for Elane Photography, which was recently found to violate discrimination law for refusing to photograph a lesbian commitment ceremony.
In your hypothetical, there is already a lack of mutual trust. Tom and Sally are seen as being perpetual complainers. And your mission leader isn’t consistent. He “usually” investigates and doesn’t have a methodical approach. So what do complainants have the right to know about the progress of an investigation and what is the effect of trust issues with leadership? Read More→
04/08/13 ... Supporters of the contraceptive mandate filed nearly 350,000 comments, encouraged by a coalition of Planned Parenthood and the National Women's Law Center.
04/05/13 ... Twenty-two Catholic colleges and higher education programs submitted a memo to the Obama administration, asserting religious freedom, and rejecting the administration's Feb. 1 rulemaking. They asked for a more complete religious exemption.
04/11/13 ... A flood of comments also expressed concern with the religious freedom and conscience issues of the mandate.
04/12/13 ... A substitute teacher shared a Bible with a student who asked repeatedly about the origin of an interesting quote, "So the last will be first, and the first will be last." The teacher was fired and has filed a religious discrimination complaint with the EEOC.
04/10/13 ... Governor Brownback signed into law the Kansas Preservation of Religious Freedom Act, which offers many protections for religious liberty at the state level that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act made available at the federal level.
03/29/13 ... The Tenth Circuit is granting Hobby Lobby an en banc hearing in its HHS mandate case.
04/04/13 ... American Manufacturing Company received a preliminary injunction to protect it from enforcement of the HHS mandate.
04/05/13 ... The Catholic Church has subpoenaed White House documents about the HHS mandate, and the White House is fighting hard to avoid the subpoena.