Six state attorneys general seek to force the Little Sisters to violate their consciences or pay millions in fines, all without having to face these religious caregivers in a court of law.
While there is always a risk of reading too much into Supreme Court justices’ questions during oral argument, there is often much to be gleaned.
The Christian small business owners involved in these lawsuits have no desire to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, nor do they ask for the right to do so.
Not only is there no constitutional warrant for securing ‘dignity,’ but the equal protection of such a right is impossible. Relying on government to ensure it results in state-imposed orthodoxy.
Cake artist Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop delivered the following statement during a news conference Tuesday.
If I encountered an individual morally uncomfortable with participating in an activity with me and my boyfriend, it would be uncomfortable for me to force her.
Mike Farris, CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom, joins Federalist Radio to discuss the case of baker and artist Jack Phillips.
Most justices first frame the issue by using judicial discretion of one kind or another to remove from consideration the nature of the product requested for a same-sex wedding.
If one’s exposure to the case was limited to the popular media, you might think this case was only about the free-speech rights of wedding-cake makers. It’s much more.
The ACLU characterizes the core issue in Masterpiece as not free speech or the free exercise of religion, but discrimination comparable to racial division in the 1960s.
Jeremy Dys is deputy general counsel at the First Liberty Institute, the largest legal organization in the nation dedicated to Read Full Article >
I couldn’t help but think: what are the Democrats so scared of? There was only one way to find out. I had to go back to church to see what all the fuss was about.
For moral reasons, individuals and organizations have sought for years to avoid funding contraceptives. Now states are suing so they also don’t have to pay for contraceptives.
Why should courts take religious freedom more seriously, given that Notre Dame administrators have effectively admitted their conscience claims were unserious?
With this, Notre Dame distinguishes itself as one of the first employers in the country to take advantage of the Trump administration’s relaxation of the contraceptive mandate.
Arameans, an ancient people with a distinct culture, have been severely persecuted throughout Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria for more than 1,400 years.
In a dangerous new ruling, a federal court declared that a WWI memorial is unconstitutional because it’s in the shape of a Latin cross.
The Trump administration just provided expanded exemptions from Obamacare’s abortifacient and birth control mandate. The ACLU is already challenging them.
The judges telegraphed pretty clearly their view that the government could force Harris Funeral Homes to allow Anthony Stevens to present as a woman at work.
Those on the Left cheering as anti-discrimination law is turned into a weapon against the First Amendment freedoms should consider whether they really want to weaken these rights.
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