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Posts tagged ‘supreme court’

 

Supreme Court Scheduled to Hear Bakery Case

A bakery owner refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple due to his religious beliefs.

August 24th, 2017

  The United States Supreme Court announced at the end of June that the court will hear a case involving a bakery owner who refused to make a cake for a couple on the basis of the baker’s religious views concerning same-sex couples. The case is scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court in October. Read More


Same-Sex Marriage: Does the Supreme Court Get the Final Say?

Same-sex wedding cake topper.

September 30th, 2016

During the summer of 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court finally appeared to settle the question of whether or not same-sex marriage is a legal right. In Obergefell v. Hodges, the court decided in a 5-4 ruling, that the Constitution of the United States not only allows, but guarantees the right to same-sex marriage. The court Read More


The U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Roe v. Wade and Legal Abortion in Latest Decision

The Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.

July 30th, 2016

Recently, we discussed the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding contraception and the Affordable Care Act. Although the court ultimately left that decision to the lower courts, on Monday, June 27, 2016, the court made a bold statement regarding abortion and reproductive rights when it handed down a 5-to-3 decision reaffirming the prior landmark cases of Read More


A Guide to Religious Accommodation

religious accomodation

September 30th, 2015

The difference between a religious accommodation in the workplace, and the principles of religious freedom as protected by the U.S. Constitution are often lost on many individuals who confuse the two ideas.  It is important to be able to distinguish between these two principles before entering into any dialogue in the workplace. Religious Accommodations in Read More


The Art of Freedom: Constitutionality of Depicting Muhammad

depicting muhammad

September 25th, 2015

What could have been used to open a dialogue over the unique balance of free speech and freedom of religion proffered by the United States Constitution turned violent this past February, when five men opened fire on security guards at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest being held in Garland, Texas.  Depicting Muhammad is often seen Read More


Practicing Religion in America: Religious Customs in the News

religion in America

September 21st, 2015

There has been a lot of news coverage stemming from the Supreme Court’s most recent decision on marriage, and the lawsuits that have been filed in its wake.  Maybe it’s because it has been rare in the past few decades for an issue to arise that affects individuals on such a raw, personal area such Read More


Implications of Doubt: the High Court’s Struggle with Gay Marriage

gay marriage

August 13th, 2015

Wherever a person’s political affiliations, viewpoints, or opinions may fall, there is likely one overarching factor on which he or she can agree with someone holding an opposing viewpoint.  That bridge over what may seem to be a chasm in between two people can be summed up by one word: consistency.  The American people have Read More