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Posts tagged ‘First Amendment’

 

Allegheny County, PA Settles Lawsuit With Universal Life Church

The Allegheny County lawsuit was recently settled in the Universal Life Church's favor, so now ULC ministers can operate fully in the area.

July 27th, 2022

The Universal Life Church is pleased to announce the positive resolution of another recent court case in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. In 2021, the Universal Life Church (ULC) filed a federal lawsuit against Allegheny County, PA, after learning that the county had repeatedly denied its ministers the right to solemnize marriages by refusing to recognize the Read More


Clark County Settles Lawsuit With Universal Life Church

The Clark County lawsuit was recently settled in the Universal Life Church's favor, so now ULC ministers can operate fully in the area.

June 30th, 2022

This past February, Clark County, Nevada finally agreed to settle a lawsuit that the Universal Life Church brought against it back in 2016 over discriminatory treatment of its ministers in the area. As Universal Life Church (ULC) ministers in the area were likely aware, Clark County and County Clerk Lynn Goya instituted a series of 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


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


Federal Judge Will Rule in Cambridge Christian’s Prayer Lawsuit

A federal judge will rule in a prayer lawsuit over whether an athletic association violated the first amendment rights of a Christian school.

January 21st, 2022

Over five years later, a judge for a federal court is positioned to decide a prayer lawsuit regarding whether an Athletic Association in Florida unlawfully interfered with the First Amendment rights of a Christian school in Tampa after the Association banned the broadcast of a prayer that occurred during competition. During this championship football game, Read More


Operation Christmas Child Tests Constitutional Limits of Kansas Public School

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

December 24th, 2021

Last year, the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) focused on and was able to stop a Kansas public school from taking part in Operation Christmas Child (OCC), a yearly nonprofit activity supported by the Christian organization, Samaritan’s Purse. This case highlights the constitutional limits between public schools and religious practice. What Led to the Publication Read More


Football Coach to Appeal Ninth Circuit Decision Involving Prayer

The Supreme Court will revisit the issue of school prayer after it heard the case of a football coach who was fired for praying on the field.

December 7th, 2021

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently declined to hear the decision of a three-judge panel that decided a school district in Washington state was permitted to ban a football coach from taking a knee in personal prayer following a football game. This article examines this case and the implications that Read More