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By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 19th, 2019
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Mustafa Rahimi arrested again for selling a Bible in an Iranian bookstore

Mustafa Rahimi, an ordinary shopkeeper and unassuming citizen of the Islamic Republic of Iran, was recently arrested for an offense against the wellbeing of the country.  His crime was the sale of a Bible from More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, August 24th, 2019
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Transgender, sexual orientation, freedom of conscience employment cases head to Supreme Court

Liberty Counsel filed two amicus briefs in support of employers in three Supreme Court cases regarding whether federal anti-discrimination laws should apply to “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” The More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Judge rules Wisconsin cannot exclude transgender surgeries, hormone treatments from Medicaid coverage

A federal judge ruled Friday that Wisconsin cannot exclude so-called gender-reassignment treatments, including both surgery and hormones, from coverage under the Medicaid program, striking down a rule that’s been More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 9th, 2019
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Court rules Lehigh County seal with cross can stay, doesn’t violate the first amendment

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the official seal of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania can remain on government property, despite efforts from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) to have it More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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Grant Strobl, Jacob Chludzinski and ThinkRight Strategies sues Ann Arbor over free speech laws, political speech

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a political consulting firm and its owners filed suit against the city of Ann Arbor in federal court Monday. The lawsuit challenges a city law that forces Grant More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
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SCOTUS rejects Oregon baker gay marriage case due to Jack Phillips ruling

In a victory for Sweet Cakes Bakery and Melissa and Aaron Klein, today the U.S. Supreme Court sent their case back to the Oregon Court of Appeals in light of the June 2018 decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. “Lesbian” More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
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SCOTUS to hear Funeral home transgender case, determine if ‘sex’ can be redefined as ‘gender identity’

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to review a lower court decision that redefines the word “sex” in federal law to mean “gender identity.” Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a Michigan More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
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Connecticut: Caring Families ministries sues the city of Hartford for religious discrimination over ‘signage’ laws

Attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom filed a federal lawsuit Thursday to protect a life-affirming, faith-based pregnancy care center, which helps clients with concerns about pregnancy and motherhood, against More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, March 28th, 2019
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The Top 7 North American Countries With the Most Personal Freedom

Personal freedom comes with different definitions which even vary from one country to another. However, the most important points that personal freedom or civil liberty should cover and bestow upon all individuals More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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Liberty Counsel asks SCOTUS to hear case on the California banning of counseling for gays, transgenderism

Liberty Counsel filed a petition today urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review Pickup v. Newsom, a case that upheld a ban by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals which prohibits licensed counselors from providing More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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House Democrats pass bill to change Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include LGBT, transgenders, make them a ‘protected class’

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill that threatens the free exercise of religion and free speech. H.R. 5, known as the Equality Act, which broadly imposes the LGBT agenda and does not More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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Ohio court allows blocking tax money to Planned Parenthood

The full Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a prior ruling by a three-judge panel and has upheld the constitutionality of an Ohio law that blocks nearly $1.5 million that Planned Parenthood received from More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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Thomas More Society defends New York pro-lifers, street protests against attorney general, ‘obstruction’

The Thomas More Society continues to defend a group of peaceful pro-life protesters as the New York Attorney General’s office persists in  prosecuting an unjust harassment lawsuit. The suit, originally brought More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, March 8th, 2019
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Court dismisses Jack Phillips, Masterpiece Cakeshop case as Diann Rice’s remarks prove hostility against baker

The Colorado Civil Rights Commission announced Tuesday that it will dismiss its most recent charges against cake artist Jack Phillips in the wake of newly discovered evidence of the state’s ongoing hostility More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 26th, 2018
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Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski continue battle for freedom of conscience as gay marriage case heads to Arizona Supreme Court

The Arizona Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to take up a pivotal artistic and religious freedom case. The case, Brush & Nib Studio v. City of Phoenix, involves two artists who risk jail time and fines if they More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 19th, 2018
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Florist Barronelle Stutzman to court in gay marriage case: ‘I serve all customers, I just can’t celebrate all events’

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing floral artist Barronelle Stutzman of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland filed their opening brief Tuesday with the Washington Supreme Court. The brief on behalf of More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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University of Colorado tells Christian group they must allow ‘non-Christians’ to lead Bible study to be ‘recognized’

A Christian student organization represented by Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, for forcing the group to accept members More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
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Ohio: Shawnee State University sued for forcing Dr Nicholas Meriwether to refer to male student with female pronouns

 Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) attorneys filed a federal lawsuit against Shawnee State University officials Monday on behalf of a professor that the university punished because he declined a male student’s More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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California court rules to block Reproductive FACT Act, forcing pregnancy centers to promote abortion

A federal district court in California has issued a permanent injunction which now prohibits the state from enforcing the California Reproductive FACT Act, a law which compelled pro-life crisis pregnancy centers More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
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Pennsylvania school district attacked over ‘gender transition plans’: no parental consent, privacy violations

The school district of Haverford Township has a harmful policy that permits school staff to facilitate so-called “transition plans” for gender-confused students using taxpayer funds and without parental More...


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