State lawmakers in Kansas and Oklahoma have approved legislation to grant protections to faith-based adoption agencies that cite their religious beliefs for not placing children in LGBT homes. Supporters of such measures argued that the core issue is protecting a…
By Mitchell Willetts, Associated Press
One of the Supreme Court's biggest cases this term probes whether the religious beliefs of a Colorado baker override the rights of a couple who were refused a wedding cake because they are gay. Marcia Coyle of The National Law…
A Supreme Court case about a baker’s refusal to make a cake for a same-sex couple is also a dispute over terminology.
By Associated Press
Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued legal guidance on Friday, reiterating that organizations may be exempt from following certain laws if doing so conflicts with their religious belief. The guidance, which does not change existing law, has been criticized by civil…
By PBS NewsHour
By Rachel Zoll, Eric Tucker, Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
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…
After a low-profile first term, justices will take on politically-charged topics such as the travel ban, religious freedom and partisan gerrymandering.
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 Catherine Lucey, Associated Press
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 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.
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