The Global Dispatch: “The people of Missouri – like the people of every state – should be free to affirm marriage as the union of a man and a woman in their laws,” said ADF Senior Legal Counsel Jim Campbell. “As the U.S. Supreme Court concluded in itsWindsor decision last year, marriage law is the business of the states. Federal courts should not reinterpret the Constitution to prevent the states from affirming marriage as it has existed in their states since the time of their founding.”
Worthy News: “The message of these rulings is unmistakable: the government will bring about your personal and professional ruin if you don’t help celebrate same-sex marriage,” said ADF Senior Counsel Kristen Waggoner. “Laws that are supposed to prohibit discrimination might sound good, but the government has begun to use these laws to hurt people—to force them to conform and to silence and punish them if they don’t violate their religious beliefs on marriage.”
Alliance Defending Freedom: In the state of Washington, the simple act of giving a referral now has some negative implications—if the reason you choose to refer has anything to do with your faith.