US conservatives fight for religious freedom

Kennewick city councilman wants to start meetings with prayer to Christian God

Wash. state city councilman demands all prayers be directed to Christian God

Hobby Lobby win breathes life into pharmacist case

US Supreme Court win supports Wash. pharmacist case

Washington council votes to display ‘In God We Trust’ motto amid controversy

Same-sex marriage stirs backlash as businesses assert religion

Planned Parenthood abortion biz closes centers in Oregon and Washington

Judge refuses to toss suit against Catholic school that fired teacher for ‘marrying’ gay partner

Four things you need to know about Barronelle Stutzman’s story

Washington Supreme Court says anti-discrimination law requires reasonable accommodation of religious beliefs

Bellingham targets tax break for religious hospitals

New Washington state Supreme Court Justice has extensive religious background

St. Joseph Medical Center could lose religious tax-exempt status

WA: Appeals court upholds religious restrictions as to children in divorce case

Conservative Jim Johnson will retire from Washington Supreme Court

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer: “State Supreme Court Justice Jim Johnson, the high court’s lone outspoken conservative, announced Monday that he will retire from the court on April 30. Johnson has been absent, due to illness, for much of the court’s current term. Once a top aide to then-Attorney General Slade Gorton, he is serving his second term on the high court and would have been up for reelection in 2016.”

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State employees, students could take off religious holidays under Wash. bill

Seattle: Former vice principal fired for same-sex “marriage” to file lawsuit

Muslim family fights Washington town in court for religious exemption

Washington high school denies censoring pro-life student group

Washington to convert domestic partnerships into “marriages”

Washington Supreme Court limits religious non-profits’ anti-discrimination exemption

Washington House passes bill requiring abortion insurance

Plan to shrink Washington Supreme Court size to be heard by Senate

Catholic school CEO resigns over ousting “gay” administrator

Washington Democrats propose bill to mandate elective abortion coverage | Live Action

Michael Norton on WA state abortion coverage mandate | KIV (audio)

Abortion rights: Supreme Court leaves rejection of Arizona law in place (+video) | Christian Science Monitor

WA Democrats renew push on abortion insurance bill | AP

Washington taxpayer appeals dismissal of case against Planned Parenthood | Live Action News

Breathing new life into fraud case against Planned Parenthood | One News Now

Court Should Hear How Planned Parenthood Defrauded Washington of $377 Million | LifeNews

Courts should hear taxpayer’s fraud allegations against Planned Parenthood | Alliance Defending Freedom

Nonprofit Gets a Break on Discovery Dispute Costs | Courthouse News Service

Benton: Investigate Planned Parenthood | The Columbian

Gonzaga Drops Direct Contraceptive Coverage, Still Complies with HHS Mandate

Couple Wins $50M in Biggest “Wrongful Birth” Suit, Doc Didn’t Suggest Aborting Disabled Baby

Washington Has Enrolled Almost Nine Times as Many People in Medicaid as in Private Plans

“Gay Weddings 17 Percent Of Washington Marriages” | AP

“Americans United Warns Washington County Council Not To Give Tax Aid To Christian Fundamentalist Group”

Seattle elects socialist candidate to city council

Washington insurance commissioner won’t allow canceled health plans

Socialist Candidate Takes Lead In Seattle Race

The ACLU Targets Catholic Hospitals in Washington State

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

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

Washington High Court Hears Arguments On Whether State Law Requires Religious Accommodation

WA: Catholic Hospitals Continue to Grow And With Them, Questions Of Care

WA: Students suspended for wearing Confederate flags to protest gay rainbow flag

Will pharmacists be forced to violate their beliefs? – 9th Circuit hearing

Seattle Area Transit Authority Refuses to Run Anti-Terrorism Advertisement for Fear of Offending Muslims; Federal Lawsuit Filed

WA: Judge Admonished For Publicly Refusing To Perform Same-Sex Marriages

“Some Businesses Balk at Gay Weddings: Photographers, Bakers Face Legal Challenges After Rejecting Jobs on Religious Grounds” | WSJ

“Washington Florist Who Refused Gay Wedding Job Says She ‘Had To Take A Stand’” | Huffington Post

Washington Attorney General: Catholic Hospitals Must Provide Abortions

Hospice workers struggle to balance values with assisted suicide law

No JD? No Problem, Say 5 States (That You Might Not Know About)

Seattle Area Transit Authority to Display Pro-Israel Advertisement after Legal Action Threatened

“Richland Gay Wedding Flowers Case Goes To Court” | (AP)

Judge Stays On Washington Gay Wedding Flowers Case | Edge Boston (AP)

Washington State Sees Huge Increase in Assisted Suicides in 2012

Liberal Bullies Get a Taste of Their Own Medicine | Gary DeMar at American Vision