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Mike Johnson, senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund, a pro-Christian legal organization that is representing the Slidell court, said he planned to file a motion in opposition to the ACLU’s request.
. . . . [Episcopal Bishop Gene] Robinson said he canceled his plans to attend because he came to believe that making an appearance at the event would validate the concept that sexual orientation can be changed.
Lambda Legal’s brief argues that AB 205, California’s domestic partner law, should give same-sex couples the same protection under the state’s “putative spouse doctrine” as people in different-sex relationships who believed they were married, and have lived their life as married, only to find out later that their marriage was not valid . . .
WFMZ.com reports: After months of discussion that at times got quite heated … tonight … supervisors in Milford Township approved a list of conditions that would allow the club to remain open. But the club says it can’t commit to …
The Family Research Council is sponsoring this lecture to be held on Friday in Washington D.C.. This description of the discussion topic is provided: Religious liberties have real applications in medicine, e.g., the right to choose a pro-life physician or …
. . . the Worcester City Council last night gave preliminary approval to an amendment allowing adult entertainment establishments in certain parts of the downtown while still precluding them from most of the central business district.
he prominent pro-life group Operation Rescue accused Judge Stephen Tatum of being involved in an illegal abortion cover up, in light of his decision yesterday to squash a subpoena that would have required the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) to certify evidence being used against Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri (PPKM) in a 107-count criminal case.
This year, however, voices are being raised to challenge the religiously exclusive nature of the task-force effort, which is coordinated by conservative Christians who have encouraged government leaders’ involvement in their events but rejected direct participation by other faith leaders.
The AP reports on the Charlotte Observer: A license plate with an image of a cross in front of a stained glass window with the words “I Believe” could be available to drivers in South Carolina under a bill that …
t the same time as praise and gratitude pours into the office of New York’s Cardinal Egan from the pro-life community for his firm statements on the necessity of denying Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians, all eyes are now turning to Washington’s Archbishop Donald Wuerl who remains evasive after Senator John Kerry and other prominently pro-abortion Catholic politicians were photographed receiving the Eucharist at the Pope’s Mass.
“SJR 127 simply places responsibility for abortion regulation back into the hands of Tennessee’s voters and their elected representatives instead of continuing to allow activist judges to determine the state’s abortion policy.”
Some faculty at the University of Georgia, Athens, are complaining about the selection of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as undergraduate commencement speaker in light of charges that the administration has been slow to respond to allegations of sexual harassment.
“The Freedom from Religion Foundation has filed suit against the Rio (WI) Community School District and the Wisconsin state Superintendent of Public Instruction challenging the Rio district’s policy of allowing all local non-profit groups to use school buildings after school hours free of charge.”
Alliance Defense Fund attorneys will be available for media interviews following a hearing Thursday in A.P. v. Tomah Area School District. ADF attorneys are asking the court to suspend an unconstitutional policy prohibiting religious art while a federal lawsuit moves forward.
A Muslim woman who lost a small-claims suit in Hamtramck district court in 2006 after she refused to remove her religious veil during testimony took her case before a federal judge today, hoping to overturn the district judge’s decision and establish precedent in eastern Michigan courtrooms.
The appeals court also, in its order for a rehearing, expanded the case far beyond the original family situation involved to include an evaluation of whether the state laws regarding homeschooling allow that activity, and whether the state is in conflict with any U.S. Constitution provisions regrading homeschooling.
Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund are asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit to take another look at the case of pro-life advocate Dennis Green, whom Raleigh police silenced for peacefully expressing his views on abortion.
proposed law requiring all Florida women seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound — then have a chance to view the image and have it explained to her — failed in a tie vote Wednesday after almost 90 minutes of impassioned debate about privacy, pregnancy and women’s rights that crossed party lines.
Moreover, all aspects of the political, constitutional, and philosophical debate were strongly conditioned by an ethics and ontology grounded in the ample range of religious convictions of an American Protestant Christianity dominated by Dissenter or Nonconformist perspectives.
This Article explores the extent to which inculcating particular ideas can be part of a school’s mission, and the still narrower set of cases in which suppression of dissent can be an acceptable means of inculcating those ideas.
“Marriage Amendments: Can Public Employers Offer Domestic Partner Benefits to Their Gay and Lesbian Employees?”
The article focuses on an issue that is shaping up to be the new front in the same-sex marriage wars: whether applying the terms of the more broadly-constructed amendments to public employers will bar them from offering domestic partner benefits to their gay and lesbian employees.