Defending churches: ADF challenges government assaults on religious freedom

Democrat-appointed Federal Judge: No right to same-sex marriage

Puerto Rico federal court dismisses same-sex marriage lawsuit

ADF: Federal court right to uphold Puerto Rico’s freedom to preserve marriage

Attorney sues for Puerto Rican recognition of Mass. same-sex “marriage”

Puerto Rico To Debate Marriage, School Sexual Orientation Bills

“Puerto Rico governor approves bills for gay rights”

“Puerto Rico Senate approves non-discrimination bill”

Puerto Rico Federal Court Issues Opinion Explaining Its Prior Order On Proselytizers’ Access To Gated Communities

MD: ACLU sends letter to Montgomery county re: student’s refusal to stand during pledge

Jehovah’s Witnesses In Puerto Rico Get Access To Locked Neighborhoods

Puerto Rico Gov’t Signals Support for Homosexual Adoption

Puerto Rican Police Sued By Atheist Officer Over Workplace Prayer

Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court upholds law barring homosexual adoptions

More than 100,000 rally to protect marriage in Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans vote to become 51st state

Subsidy To Churches Raises Establishment Clause Issues For Publicly Owned Electric Company

GOP strategists: Puerto Rico Gov. Fortuno is a sleeper vice presidential pick

    The Hill: The 51-year old Georgetown University and University of Virginia Law School grad and father of triplets, who got his start in politics folding envelopes for Ronald Reagan’s campaign in 1980, is solidly conservative on social issues. He is against same sex marriage and abortion rights.

  • Posted: 04/16/2012
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“Puerto Rican Lawmakers May Eliminate LGBT Categories In Hate Crimes Law”

Puerto Rican Senate approves penal code prohibiting abortion

Family planning in Catholic Puerto Rico

First Circuit remands Jehovah Witnesses challenge to Puerto Rico “Controlled Access Law”

Puerto Rican authorities accused of tolerating “homophobia”

1st Circuit: Puerto Rican bar association cannot compel members to buy insurance, must pay damages

    Brown v. Colegio, No. 08-2432 (1st Cir. July 23, 2010)

    “This court held that the First Amendment allowed Colegio to compel its members to purchase life insurance only if this was germane to the purposes that justify compelling membership in an integrated bar association … the district court then held that the life insurance program was not germane and was therefore unconstitutional, awarded Romero damages–the amount of his dues attributable to the life insurance program since he had initially objected–and entered an injunction “prohibit[ing] [Colegio] from collecting . . . that portion of his future annual dues attributable to the Colegio’s mandatory group life insurance program. … After Romero, Colegio did not fully advise its members that they no longer had to buy insurance, threw obstacles in front of those trying to opt out, and delayed refunds. In fact it moved to disbar one member who refused to pay the portion of his dues attributable to the program. … We affirm the district court’s declaration of liability and its grant of injunctive relief but vacate its judgment insofar as it determines the amount of damages, and remand to allow notice to be given to class members including their right to opt out of the class.”

  • Posted: 07/26/2010
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House Approves Puerto Rico Statehood Vote

    Fox News: “The House of Representatives voted Thursday to allow Puerto Ricans to decide their own political future and relationship with the United States. The vote was 223 to 169. Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., voted present. The bill introduced a two-step ballot measure for Puerto Rico to decide if its residents want to change their current relationship with the United States.”

  • Posted: 04/30/2010
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Ricky Martin calls for focus on human trafficking

Puerto Rico: ACLU files brief on behalf of Jehovah’s Witnesses

    ACLU: “The American Civil Liberties Union, its national chapter in Puerto Rico and its affiliates in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island filed a friend-of-the-court brief late Wednesday opposing unconstitutional laws that effectively ban Jehovah’s Witnesses from freely expressing their faith in the streets of Puerto Rico.”

  • Posted: 01/21/2010
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Suit Says U.S. Attorney’s Office a ‘Girls Club’

Documents: Sotomayor Led Charge Against Bork

Puerto Rico: Scholars call for gender ideology to be removed from public education

Alliance Defense Fund Fights for Marriage in Puerto Rico