Under the new policy, a claim of a violation of religious freedom would be enough to override concerns for the civil rights of LGBT people and anti-discrimination protections for women and others. The guidelines are so sweeping that experts on…
By Rachel Zoll, Associated Press, Eric Tucker, Associated Press and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
After a low-profile first term, justices will take on politically-charged topics such as the travel ban, religious freedom and partisan gerrymandering.
By Geoffrey Lou Guray
A new bill out of Kentucky protects the religious expression of students in public schools and universities, a move LGBTQ advocates say could allow them to discriminate against fellow students based on their sexual orientation.
By Iman Smith
Declaring that religious freedom is "under threat," President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal a rarely enforced IRS rule that says pastors who endorse candidates from the pulpit risk losing their tax-exempt status.
By Catherine Lucey, Associated Press
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is highlighting concerns over laws against blasphemy and apostasy that limit religious freedom in Muslim and other nations where they are on the books.
The Supreme Court heard its fourth challenge to the Affordable Care Act, this one from religious nonprofits demanding exemption from the requirement to provide insurance coverage for birth control, claiming the mandate violates federal laws protecting religious freedoms. Gwen Ifill…
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
A court in Saudi Arabia has handed down a guilty verdict in the case of a professed atheist accused of posting hundreds of tweets denying God's existence and criticizing religion. His sentence: a decade in prison, a fine and a…
By Bradley Klapper, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Islamic State led a campaign of attacks last year by militant extremist groups on religious freedom in large swaths of the world, the State Department said in a report Wednesday, pointing to increasing threats to religious minorities…
By Steve Peoples, Associated Press
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Saturday condemned the Obama administration's use of "coercive federal power" to limit religious freedom…
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