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What is Title IX? Is it Putting Religious Schools in Peril?

Title IX is in the news after LGBTQ students failed to convince a judge that the law protects them from discrimination at religious colleges.

January 20th, 2023

The history of education and religion in the United States are heavily intertwined, and religious schools have always fought for the ability to teach their own religious doctrines free from governmental interference, including most recently, the role of Title IX. The first schools in the nation were Christian, and they were established by groups such Read More


Do Churches Need Armed Pastors? What the Recent Lawsuits are Saying

Some concerned churchgoers believe that armed pastors are necessary to defend churches against shooters in this age of mass shootings.

January 17th, 2023

Some say that an armed society is a polite society. Others say that the only people who should have guns are the police. These divisions are equally pronounced in the religious community, as some believe that armed pastors are necessary in this day and age in order to defend churches against shooters. But what kind Read More


Refusing the Covid-19 Vaccination Mandate Due to Religious Reasons: Was Anyone Successful?

How did religious exemptions from the vaccination mandate hold up in court nearly two years after the vaccination rollout?

January 13th, 2023

When the vaccine mandates first rolled out, you may have heard vague rumors about religious exemptions. This always seemed like a distant possibility for most, and the general assumption was that if you petitioned to escape the vaccination mandate due to your religious beliefs, you would be denied. This is certainly what many people experienced, Read More


The Respect for Marriage Act Explained

The U.S. Senate delayed a vote on the Respect for Marriage Act to protect same-sex marriage until after the midterm elections.

January 10th, 2023

In December 2022, the House voted 258 to 169 and the Senate voted 61 to 36 in favor of the Respect for Marriage Act. Not only did enough senators vote in favor of this act to overcome a filibuster, but it received the most votes of any pro-LGBTQ legislation in history. Indeed, many view this Read More


Governor of New York Signs Bills Strengthening Support for LGBTQ Seniors

LGBTQ Seniors in New York state will now have greater access to services including mental and physical care, low-cost meals, and caregivers.

December 9th, 2022

Obtaining access to mental and physical care, low-cost meals, caregivers, and other types of support is now easier for LGBTQ seniors in the state of New York. New York’s Governor Hochul signed a regulation into law, which makes New York the most recent state to increase the offering of its services to individuals over the age Read More


Louisiana School Officials Overlook Concerns about Religious Field Trip

Thousands of public school students in Baton Rouge, LA were taken on a religious field trip that may have violated multiple federal laws.

December 6th, 2022

School workers are overlooking arguments raised by students who participated in a “Day of Hope” religious field trip. The students and their parents are arguing that the event was more a religious activity than either a career or a college event, which is how the event was billed. According to the school employees, the “Day Read More


Supreme Court Poised to Hear Another Same-Sex Wedding Case

A woman is challenging an anti-discrimination law that would require her to provide a creative service for a same-sex wedding, thereby violating her beliefs.

December 2nd, 2022

The United States Supreme Court’s fall term will include a same-sex wedding case that will test the limits of religious liberty once again. The Court will consider whether a woman in Colorado can be required to provide services for a same-sex wedding even though she says it violates her religious beliefs. The woman is a Read More


Case About Judge’s Courtroom Prayers Leads to Fifth Circuit Split

The conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in favor of a Texas judge who begins his proceedings with courtroom prayers.

November 30th, 2022

In a split decision, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in favor of a Texas judge who begins his court sessions with courtroom prayers. The court in this case, Freedom from Religion Foundation v. Mack, held that the judge did not violate the Constitution by performing these ceremonies. The appellate panel noted that the courtroom Read More


Five New Jersey Towns Accused of Violating Same-Sex Marriage Laws

Five New Jersey towns restricted the availability of marriage licenses to opposite-sex couples and excluded nonbinary applicants.

November 25th, 2022

Five New Jersey towns were recently issued notices of violation by the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR). These towns had details on their websites that restricted the availability of marriage licenses to opposite-sex couples and excluded applicants for marriage with nonbinary gender identities. Same-Sex Marriage in New Jersey Same-sex couples in New Jersey Read More


California Prohibits State-Funded Travel to Five States That Recently Enacted Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation

LGBTQ Seniors in New York state will now have greater access to services including mental and physical care, low-cost meals, and caregivers.

November 22nd, 2022

In response to House Bill 1084, California’s government has prohibited all state-funded travel to Georgia. 1084, which was recently passed in Georgia, bans transgender women from playing on athletic teams that match the gender with which they identify. In addition to prohibiting travel to Georgia, California has similarly prohibited state-funded travel to several other states, including Read More