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By The Dispatch On Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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ADF to Supreme Court: ‘Artists shouldn’t be forced to express what government dictates’

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing cake artist Jack Phillips filed their final brief Wednesday prior to oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
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UK judge rules against Christian Felix Ngole’s right to express Christian views as social worker

In a shocking free speech case, a Christian student who was expelled from university after posting on Facebook in support of Biblical teaching on marriage and sexual ethics has lost his case in a judicial review More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
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Roy Moore: ‘We don’t need transgender bathrooms’ ‘transgender bathroom’ and impeach judge blocking Trump

Alabama’s U.S. Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore blasted transgender bathrooms and transgender ideology being pushed into the military during a campaign event Saturday. “We don’t need transgender bathrooms More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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Minnesota: filmmakers Carl Larsen, Angel Larsen appeal gay marriage rules, forcing Telescope Media Group to film gay wedding

A pair of St. Cloud filmmakers on Friday appealed a court order from last month that dismissed their lawsuit challenging a state law that allows Minnesota officials to control the stories they tell. The law More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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Phoenix artists Joanna Duka, Breanna Koski appealing ‘jail threat’ ordinance over gay weddings

Two Phoenix artists will appeal a court rulingreleased Wednesday that allows a sweeping Phoenix ordinance to stand even though it uses the threat of jail time and fines to silence their desired speech and forces More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Trump administration ends Obamacare battle for force Catholic school to pay for contraception, sterilization and abortions

The Trump Administration has voluntarily dismissed the government’s appeal in Ave Maria School of Law v. Sebelius, solidifying a legal victory for the Catholic law school and repairing some of the damage More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders on ending Obamacare birth control mandate: ‘freedom to practice one’s faith is a fundamental right’

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders vowed that “as long as Donald Trump is president,” the administration will defend every American’s right to religious liberty. “The President believes that More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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Michigan court protects Steve Tennes freedom of conscience in Country Mill Farms gay marriage case

A federal court issued an order Friday that requires the city of East Lansing to allow a farmer to return to its 2017 farmer’s market after city officials developed a rule for the purpose of keeping him out More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 10th, 2017
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Support grows for Colorado cake artist, Jack Phillips, in gay marriage case headed to Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has received at least 45 friend-of-the-court briefs in support of the freedom of a Colorado cake artist to decline to create custom artistic expression that celebrates events in conflict More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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Wisconsin: Court protects Amy Lawson from city, state punishments over gay marriage photography services

A Dane County Circuit Court declared that Amy Lawson and her business are not subject to city and state laws that would otherwise control her artistic freedom because she does not have a physical storefront. Regarding More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
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Support grows for Arlene’s Flowers, Barronelle Stutzman in religious freedom, freedom of conscience gay marriage case

The U.S. Supreme Court has received numerous friend-of-the-court briefs in support of the freedom of a Washington state floral artist—and, by extension, other creative professionals—to decline to create artistic More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, August 5th, 2017
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Wyoming judge Ruth Neely asks SCOTUS to hear her gay marriage case, defend her freedom of conscience

A Wyoming judge whom the Wyoming Supreme Court punished for her religious beliefs about marriage asked the U.S. Supreme Court Friday to take up her case. In Wyoming, magistrates may decline wedding requests for More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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Wisconsin photographyer, Amy Lynn Photography Studio, heads to court freedom of conscience case, artistic expression

ADF attorneys representing photographer and blogger Amy Lawson, who owns Amy Lynn Photography Studio in Madison, filed suit against the city and against state officials in March. The lawsuit challenges a sweeping More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Court rules Kim Davis, Rowan County won’t pay legal fees from gay marriage lawsuit

U.S. District Judge David Bunning ruled that neither Kim Davis nor Rowan County are liable for attorney’s fees over the marriage license issue that began in 2015. Judge Bunning did overrule the Magistrate’s More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Federal court stops Illinois abortion mandate, protests freedom of conscience

The Thomas More Society has stepped into the fray over recent Illinois conscience legislation by suing Illinois state officials on behalf of over twenty pro-life pregnancy resource centers and pro-life physicians. More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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ADF sues Hawaii over law forcing pregnancy care workers to promote abortion

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing an Oahu pro-life pregnancy care center and a network of pregnancy care centers, with five affiliates in Hawaii, filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against state More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, July 7th, 2017
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Liberty Counsel defends Army Personnel against ‘transgender directives’ ‘training and guidance’

Liberty Counsel has issued a letter to Fort Benning Army Base commanding officers requesting them to comply with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) Instruction which More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, July 7th, 2017
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North Carolina rules to protest judges’ freedom of conscience in Brenda Bumgarner case

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals handed North Carolina magistrates a huge victory by ruling that the plaintiffs who opposed their religious liberty opt out of same-sex “marriage” lacked standing More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 26th, 2017
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Freedom From Religion atheist group blasts SCOTUS over Trinity Church ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision today that could inflict incalculable damage upon the constitutional wall of separation between state and church. Seven justices turned their backs on the hallowed principle More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 26th, 2017
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Supreme Court to rule on gay wedding cake, freedom of conscience case

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to weigh in on whether the government can force a Lakewood, Colorado, cake artist to use his artistic talents to create a wedding cake celebrating a same-sex ceremony. In July More...


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