“Gay marriage opposition leads to ‘unnecessary humiliation’” | The Badger Herald

Supreme Court to hear new case on religion in public life | Robert Barnes at the Washington Post

Lawsuit: Obamacare navigator location gives out late abortion pills | Daily Caller

Does Supreme Court case have a prayer? Stay tuned | McClatchy DC

ACA Contraception Mandate Spurs Litigation Onslaught | National Law Journal

Atheist to get her day at the Supreme Court | CNN

Alliance Defending Freedom Brings Key Cases To Current Supreme Court

The Myth of Neutrality | Brett Harvey

Constitutionality of Wisconsin’s domestic partnerships probed | Isthmus

    Isthmus: On the issue of severability, Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson asked whether the law would be constitutional if the requirement that domestic partners be same-sex couples were struck down, along with the prohibition against close relatives forming such a partnership. “I believe it likely would be,” responded attorney Austin R. Nimocks, who is representing the plaintiffs in Appling v. Doyle. In other words, he argues that it would be legal for rights and benefits to be provided to domestic partner relationships as long as those partnerships are not sex-specific; they could include such domestic pairings as two sisters who live together. That way, says Nimocks, the status of legal marriage would be preserved. “The [same-sex] relationship in and of itself would not be marriage-like, and that is what is important to make things constitutional,” says Nimocks, an attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian nonprofit organization based in Scottsdale.

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National groups send a prayer to the U.S. Supreme Court | Reuters

Christmas Music Ban? | O’Reilly Factor Video

States weigh in on abortion suit | The Hill

For religious reasons, Christmas, Halloween take a hit in schools | Deseret News

U.S. appeals court backs employer in ‘contraception mandate’ case | Chicago Tribune (Reuters)

New Jersey school bans religious Christmas music | Todd Starnes at Fox News

Transparency: Sebelius ‘Doesn’t’ Know’ if Obamacare Will Force us to Fund Abortions | Cortney O’Brien at Townhall

War On Christmas? N.J. School District Bans Religious Songs During Winter Concerts | The Blaze

Ban on religious songs is fair for all | Daily Targum

    Daily Targum: Among the people that the school district apparently [expletive] off is Alliance Defending Freedom, which describes itself as a “legal ministry” — the only one of its kind in the country. The ADF wrote a letter to the school district alleging that their ban is unconstitutional and a violation of First Amendment rights. The letter continued to cite the right of students to have Christmas songs in schools. The ADF’s press release is headlined “NJ school district bans religious Christmas carols.” This intentional omission of the ban on other religion’s religious songs and the excessive attention on the celebration of Christmas rather than on all holidays reflects the problem that the Bordentown Regional School District is right in trying to resolve.

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To Sing or Not to Sing in Church, That is the Question for the Gilroy High School Choir | Caffeinated Thoughts

Activists celebrate as equality surges forward from coast to coast | Wisconsin Gazette

18 states join Mennonite business in lawsuit against HHS mandate | LifeSiteNews

Sixteen States Tell Supreme Court: Uphold Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks

Rick Warren Praying at President Barack Obama’s First Inauguration Image Used For ‘We the People Pray’ Campaign | Christian Science Monitor

N.J. School District Banning Christmas Carols at Elementary Schools Put on Notice by Religious Freedom Advocacy Group | Christian Post

NJ School District Wages War on Christmas, Bans Carols | FreeMuse

Forget the Enlightenment—Focus on the Family | AWR Hawkins at The University Bookman

Roe v. Wade Was an “Abuse of Discretion,” Exercise in Raw Judicial Power | Steven Aden at LifeNews

New Jersey school district bans religious songs at winter concerts | Washington Post

Discussion centers on upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case starring the Town of Greece | NBC

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Greece prayer case next week | Delaware Online

NJ School District Wages War on Christmas, Bans Carols | Charisma

Same-sex marriage: Will New Mexico become 15th state to allow it? (+video) | Christian Science Monitor

SCOTUS Blog Petition of the Day: Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius

Legislative Prayer Debated Ahead of SCOTUS Arguments | 13 WHAM

Can You Explain Your Support of Traditional Marriage? | Engage Family Minute

“Florist Sued for Refusing to Decorate Gay Wedding Demands End to Attacks” | Charisma News

Lawsuit over New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy allowing illegal distribution of abortion pill | Live Action News

What happened to America? Byron Babione, other experts’ marriage testimony at Hawaii House of Representatives | Videos

ACLU Claims Pro-Life Laws Passed Because Pro-Lifers Think “Americans are Stupid” | Kristi Burton Brown at Life News

NH showing favoritism to increase abortions | One News Now

Legal group asks California school to allow choir in churches | One News Now

The Pro-Choice Myth: Forced Abortions are Still a Reality in America | Kristi Burton Brown at Life News

“New Mexico Justices to Rule on Gay Marriage” | NY Times

Mich. schools sue over contraception mandate | CadillacNews (AP)

18 States Tell Supreme Court: Don’t Make Family-Run Business Obey HHS Abortion Mandate | LifeNews

Cornerstone suing federal government | WoodTV.com

Separation of Church and Choir for Gilroy High School | KION 46 (CBS)

“New Mexico court considers legalizing gay marriage” | Wisconsin Gazette

Abortion Activists Complain About Baby Sidewalk Counselors Save From Abortion | Kristi Burton Brown at LifeNews

ADF applauds Wisconsin school district that ran from ‘Silent Night,’ reversed course | One News Now

Obama’s Abortion Pill Mandate is Currently Losing in Court 32-5 | LifeNews

Graduate Students Scheduled to Attend UN Training Session

Cornerstone University Files Lawsuit Against Federal Mandate | Watchlist News

Academy May Drop Religious Reference From OathStates get sued for enforcing ‘gay rights’

Cornerstone University suing federal government over birth control mandate in Affordable Care Act | Michigan Live

29 states want the Supreme Court weighing in on another Obamacare mandate

Justices hear same-sex registry appeal | WSAU.com

International Planning Committee Meets in Moscow to Plan World Congress of Families VIII (September 10-12, 2014)

Lessons from Obamacare (and the HHS Mandate) | Matt Bowman at Bell Towers

“New Mexico’s Highest Court Hears Arguments In Gay Marriage Case” | On Top Magazine

Legal Unions Imitating Marriage | Video of Oral Arguments at WI Supreme Court

Wisconsin Partnership Law Fought as Too Like Marriage | Bloomberg

Lawsuit: Colo. Agency Illegally Funneled $14M to Abortion Provider | The New American