- Apr 16, 2021
A Colorado web designer should not have to create wedding websites for same-sex couples under the state’s anti-discrimination law because it would amount to forced speech that violates her religious beliefs, a lawyer told an appeals court Monday.
A conservative legal group has filed lawsuits challenging a new Virginia law that bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Legal experts and historians marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the United Nations on Tuesday.
Alan Sears, founder of Alliance Defending Freedom, says Hugh Hefner “was a destroyer of innocence, of youth, of the unborn,” who did great damage to a number of families and marriages. He and other Christian leaders said the nonagenarian founder of Playboy Magazine should be mourned, but not celebrated.
After posting a Facebook post saying that according to his Catholic belief “marriage is a sacramental union between one man and one woman,” a farmer in Michigan was barred from a municipal farmers’ market. The farmer is suing the city of East Lansing, Michigan, seeking his reinstatement.
In 2013, Barronelle Stutzman, owner of a flower-shop, declined to serve a same-sex wedding, citing her Christian religious beliefs that marriage is between one man and one woman. Today, she must pay fines and legal costs since the state’s supreme court upheld a lower court’s decision that she had discriminated against same-sex couples.
Michael P. Farris, the new head of Alliance Defending Freedom, is committed to educating the American public on the history of religious liberty in the U.S. Farris underlined that protections for many of the key freedoms enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution were secured through the battle for religious freedom.
Four evangelical churches in Massachusetts are suing over a new state law that they say violates their religious freedom by forcing them to create restrooms based on perceived gender identity rather than biological sex.