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Tasmanian Archbishop says no to women altar servers, gov’t minister says unlawful discrimination

    ABC.Net.AU: But Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Commissioner is suggesting the Archbishop’s position on women as alter servers may not comply with the Act . . . “There’s a defence that says a religious institution can discriminate on the basis of gender if it’s required by the doctrines of the religion,” Ms Banks said. “It gets down to the question of is it consistent with the doctrines of the religion to exclude people on the basis of gender. If it’s not then the exception wouldn’t apply.”

  • Posted: 09/19/2013
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Labor Department: Same sex “spouses” must be recognized even in states that have not redefined marriage

4th Circuit: Clicking ‘like’ On Facebook Is Free Speech

The GOP’s NEW plan to repeal, replace Obamacare

    Daily Caller: The 200-page budget-neutral bill would provide $20,000 in tax deductions to families and a $7,500 deduction to individuals, so they can buy insurance from vendors in any state. It would also would allow Americans to keep the money they save by picking lower-cost providers . . . Additionally, it would let people carry their insurance with them from job to job, and cut wasteful legal costs by reforming medical insurance.

  • Posted: 09/18/2013
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House to Vote on Defunding Obamacare

6th Circuit upholds contraception mandate

Abortion pill mandate stopped again | Alliance Defending Freedom

Albuquerque to put first-ever municipal abortion ban on ballot

Supreme Court Asked to Clarify Double Standard for Free Speech at Abortion Clinics

Virginia’s next governor will determine whether most abortion clinics close

Mcauliffe Vows To Keep Sub-standard Abortion Clinics Open If Elected

More than 1,000 attend prayer rally in Salisbury, NC

Virginia: “Democrats plotting to kill same-sex marriage ban?”

Cline v. Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice: Once more unto the breach

Congress’s Exemption from Obamacare

Minn. African-Americans make case against unauthorized abortion spending on appeal

Obamacare Comes Full Circle in Arizona, Goldwater Institute sues

AZ high court tosses new judge nomination law

“Pa. Judge Orders End To Same-sex Marriage Licenses”

Traditional marriage plea heads to Court | SCOTUS Blog

Unions’ Misgivings on Health Law Burst Into View

Key Obamacare Dates

8th Cir: Minneapolis Park Board was too restrictive to man distributing Bibles at Twin Cities Pride Festival

Freedom ‘Of’ Not Freedom ‘From’ | Bradley Abramson at Townhall

N.H. school affirms parent’s freedom to pray | Alliance Defending Freedom

Marriage, Community, & Kinship | Andrew T. Walker at Public Discourse

“Federal Government Is Recognizing Same-Sex Couples’ New Mexico Marriages”

NY: Ministerial Exception Defense Rejected In Suit By “Transgender Catholic School Teacher”

NY: Court Rejects Challenge To “In God We Trust” On Currency

Sen. Lee: GOP Scheme to Both Defund AND Fund Obamacare ‘Disgraceful’

Hawaii Governor calls for special session to redefine marriage

    Hawaii Now: Months of speculation are over, Governor Abercrombie called a special session on same-sex marriage Monday afternoon. The Governor says it’s the right thing to do and he believes he has the support needed in both the House and Senate to pass a bill that would make Hawai’i the 14th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage. Abercrombie says his decision is the natural progression in a discussion that began in this state 20 years ago.

  • Posted: 09/10/2013
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New Mexico Supreme Court to hear marriage case

10th Circuit: Utah sexual solicitation statute doesn’t violate First Amendment

GOP tries to finesse vote on ObamaCare, Conservatives not buying it

Roll Call: Top Republicans Refuse to Sign Pledge to De-Fund Obamacare

Os Hillman Got It Totally Wrong About the Christian-Owned Bakery in Oregon

Syrian Rebels to Christian villagers: ‘Either You Convert To Islam, Or You Will Be Beheaded’

AFL-CIO Hopes To Expand Membership Beyond Unions to Left Wing Groups

Obama abortion pill mandate stopped | Alliance Defending Freedom

Hawaii Dems meet on draft bill to redefine marriage

Lawsuit against Obama’s abortion pill mandate moves forward | Alliance Defending Freedom

San Antonio passes contentious discrimination ordinance

“Athletics – IOC to consider action over Isinbayeva gay comments”

Abortionists challenging Louisiana law lose at 5th Circuit

Counties ask NM high court to decide marriage

Chinese Government Collected $2 Billion in One-Child Policy Fines in 2012

Australian PM Aggressively Advocates Marriage Redefinition, Twists Bible in Diatribe Aimed at Pastor | Video

In Praise Of Rand Paul & His ‘Bible-Thumping’ | Rod Dreher at The American Conservative

The Next Abortion Case Is Here | Linda Greenhouse at NYT

Epidemic of babies thrown into trash cans a revival of pagan custom of ‘exposure’: Catholic deacon

Ky. Gideons’ freedom to distribute literature like others reaffirmed | Alliance Defending Freedom

Pastor can hand out Bibles to bikers at Wis. city’s Harley-Davidson Festival | Alliance Defending Freedom

“Judge Sides With Ohio Gay Couple On Death Form”

Oregon bakery that refused wedding cake for same-sex ceremony closes

No City of Man Without the City of God | Alan Sears at Townhall

Atheists not required to recite Pledge seek to stop it anyway | Alliance Defending Freedom

Texas Guard Refuses To Process Same-sex Benefits

Arizona initiative to redefine marriage languishes

Iowa Board of Medicine bans “webcam” abortions | Alliance Defending Freedom

“Justice Ginsburg To Officiate At Same-sex Wedding”

Mich. brief: Children benefit from having mom, dad | Alliance Defending Freedom

“Federal judge orders VA to obey Supreme Court on same-sex benefits” | NBC

The ‘Human Rights’ Juggernaut: Does the First Amendment protect wedding ­photographers? | Weekly Standard

    Mark Hemingway at Weekly Standard: For one thing, it’s hard to argue that wedding photographers provide the same service to all customers, as is typical under public accommodation laws. “When you order public accommodation, you have to sell your hamburgers to everybody, you have to rent your hotel rooms to everybody. That’s just a uniform product being sold to everyone without discrimination,” Jordan Lorence, a lawyer for the Alliance Defending Freedom, the Christian legal group representing Elane Photography, told The Weekly Standard. “There are some commercial professions—like a videographer, a speechwriter, a website designer—where there’s no standard product. The product is inherently expressive. Then when you add to that a ceremony that’s expressing ideas, going to a wedding photographer and saying I want you to use your photojournalistic skills to tell the story of my event in the best way possible, you have this huge freedom of speech issue.” . . . Lorence’s use of the term “photojournalist” is also telling. Professional photojournalists sometimes moonlight as wedding photographers. It seems odd that First Amendment protections would apply to a person being paid to document events in some circumstances and not in others. “I think the New Mexico supreme court totally blew it, because they keep talking about photographers like they’re segregated lunch counters dispensing hamburgers,” said Lorence.

  • Posted: 08/30/2013
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DeMint: If Defunding Obamacare Isn’t Worth Fighting For, ‘Nothing Is’ | Video

Obamacare poll shock: 77 per cent want the individual mandate repealed or delayed, as the House passes a bill to block IRS enforcement

9th Circuit upholds California Ban on Change Therapy

“Treasury and IRS: All Gay Marriages Will Be Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes”

“HHS: Gay Spouses Eligible for Key Medicare Benefits”

Ind. church appeals cross ban | Alliance Defending Freedom

Are Churches at Risk from Redefined Marriage? | Erik Stanley at NRO