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Virginia Legislators Block Effort to Remove Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition

A Virginia House subcommittee recently struck down legislation that would have removed the state’s prohibition of same-sex marriage.

May 24th, 2022

A Virginia House subcommittee recently struck down legislation that would have given voters in the state the chance to update the constitution. The legislation in question would have potentially removed a now defunct same-sex marriage prohibition in the Virginia state constitution.  The Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition in the State Constitution In 2006, Virginia passed the Marshall-Newman Read More


Oklahoma Bill Proposes Fining Teachers With Anti-Christian Messages

Oklahoma considers a bill that would permit fining teachers if they provide opposing views to the religious beliefs of students. 

May 20th, 2022

An Oklahoma republican legislator recently introduced a bill that would permit fining teachers and initiating legal action against them if they provide an opposing viewpoint to any religious beliefs held by a student.  The Measure on Fining Teachers Oklahoma Senator Rob Standridge introduced Under the Student’s Religious Belief Protection Act, which proposes fining teachers $10,000 Read More


South Dakota Excludes Transgender Women From Women’s School Sports Teams

Transgender women and girls in South Dakota will be prohibited from competing on school sports teams with cisgender women.

May 17th, 2022

Transgender women and girls in South Dakota will be prohibited from competing on sports teams with cisgender girls and women at qualifying colleges and schools. This prohibition comes after the state’s governor signed a law addressing women in sports. South Dakota’s Governor Kristi Noem’s decision to sign the regulation, which promptly made its way to Read More


Supreme Court Becomes Involved in Christian Website Dispute

The Supreme Court will hear a case brought by a Christian website designer who wants to be able to refuse service to LGBTQ customers.

May 13th, 2022

The Supreme Court of the United States recently agreed to hear a challenge by a Christian website designer to a Colorado regulation that prohibits businesses from declining to serve clients due to their sexual orientation. Consequently, the United States Supreme Court will hear an argument addressing whether a regulation compelling an artist to speak or Read More


Kansas Teacher Terminated After Using Inappropriate Gender Pronouns

A teacher in Kansas was recently suspended after she declined to call a student by their preferred first name and gender pronouns.

May 10th, 2022

A school instructor in Kansas was recently suspended after she declined to call a student by their preferred gender pronouns. The instructor argues that calling the student by their preferred gender pronoun would have violated her Christian beliefs. More specifically, the teacher’s federal lawsuit claims that the school district violated her constitutional rights and failed Read More


Trump-Appointed Judge to Consider Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Florida's controversial "Don't Say Gay" bill is headed to court after a group of students, parents and teachers filed a lawsuit in federal court.

May 6th, 2022

Several plaintiffs recently initiated a lawsuit in federal court against the new “Don’t Say Gay” law in Florida, which is also referred to as House bill 1557. The measure was recently passed into law by Florida’s Governor DeSantis and bans discussion or mention of LGBTQ topics and people in grades K-3. How the Lawsuit Against Read More


LGBTQ Club at Indiana High School Wins Court Case

Florida's controversial "Don't Say Gay" bill is headed to court after a group of students, parents and teachers filed a lawsuit in federal court.

March 25th, 2022

A judge recently stated that an LGBTQ club holds free speech rights both to exist as well as spread details about its activities at Pendleton Heights High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. The judge in this case stated that the school’s principal unlawfully prohibited the club’s advertisements, which were placed on school bulletin boards as well Read More


Families Initiate Legal Action After West Virginia School Holds Christian Assembly

Parents initiated legal action against a school in West Virginia after it permitted a preacher to conduct a Christian assembly during school.

March 22nd, 2022

Parents and students recently initiated legal action against a school district in West Virginia after the school permitted a preacher to conduct a Christian assembly during school. Some students were even required to attend this assembly. The lawsuit was filed after 100 students walked out of their classrooms at Huntington High School. They chanted slogans Read More


Michigan Resolves Same-Sex Adoption Lawsuit Involving Catholic Charity

Citing a recent Supreme Court decision, Michigan will revert to contracting with adoption agencies that decline to offer same-sex adoption.

March 18th, 2022

Relying on a United States Supreme Court opinion favoring a Philadelphia Catholic foster care agency, child welfare workers in Michigan recently announced that they will revert to contracting with adoption agencies that decline to offer same-sex adoption. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services resolved a lawsuit with St. Vincent Catholic Charities, which is Read More


State Regulation Eliminating Religious Exemptions Upheld by Court

A federal court dismissed a lawsuit filed against a new Connecticut law that bans religious exemptions for school vaccine requirements.

March 16th, 2022

A court recently ruled in favor of a state regulation that removes religious exemptions for students of both private and public schools when it comes to state vaccine requirements involving communicable diseases like COVID-19. The New Regulation on Religious Exemptions The new regulation requires immunizations for all children before school enrollment. Before 2021, students could Read More