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Posts tagged ‘freedom of speech’

 

Colorado Baker Refuses to Bake Cake for Transgender Transition Celebration

A Colorado baker is facing a lawsuit again, this time for his refusal to bake a cake for a transgender transition celebration.

March 15th, 2023

One particular baker has once again become intertwined with legal questions about religious rights and the First Amendment. In 2012, a same-sex couple tried to have this baker make them a cake for their upcoming wedding. The baker refused, and ever since then, this individual has been fighting numerous lawsuits against LGBTQ folks who want Read More


Man Arrested for Holding Pro-Christian Sign in Public

A man was arrested in Georgia after publicly holding a pro-Christian sign to raise awareness about homeless veterans.

March 8th, 2023

The First Amendment is an important foundation of American democracy. But what happens when people decide to publicly state their adherence to one particular religion? You would think that in a country that supposedly values free speech, this would not be an issue. But in the case of one homeless veteran, simply holding a pro-Christian Read More


Minnesota Circuit Court Allows “Christian Beliefs” Case to Advance

A Colorado baker is facing a lawsuit again, this time for his refusal to bake a cake for a transgender transition celebration.

October 15th, 2019

A federal appeals court in Minnesota recently revived a lawsuit initiated by a Minnesota couple that challenges a Minnesota state law requiring equal protection of the law for LGBT people in regards to services rendered. This law meant the couple might have to film same-sex weddings since they own a video production company. As a Read More


Huntington Beach City School District Revises Religious Expression Policy

In a religious rights case coming before the Supreme Court, the conservative majority will most likely further entrench government support of religion.

September 24th, 2019

As an effort to resolve alleged student constitutional rights violations, the Huntington Beach City School District agreed to revise its religious expression policy addressing the dissemination of religious materials on campus. The decision came on July 30th when the school board unanimously voted to require specific religious activities be mentioned in the school’s policy addressing Read More


Fliers Prohibited for White Student Group

Fliers were posted at the University of California Los Angeles promoting a “white student group" that is not affiliated with the college.

December 7th, 2018

After the 2016 election of Donald Trump, a handful of fliers were posted at the University of California Los Angeles promoting a “white student group,” which was a group that was not affiliated with the college. The fliers, several of which were found taped to buildings, listed a website, a Twitter account, and an e-mail Read More


Florida Public School Teacher Faces Lawsuit Over Banning Cross Necklaces

Virginia’s governor recently signed a law protecting outward religious faith expressions in the Commonwealth.

June 16th, 2017

A public school district in Florida faces a lawsuit after a teacher banned students from wearing cross necklaces in her classroom and began advocating for LGBTQ rights. This case highlights some interesting issues about the interplay between religious rights and public education. The Activity of the Riverview High School Teacher At the beginning of the 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


The Interplay of Freedoms: Religion, Speech and Non-Discrimination

March 9th, 2015

The Constitution of the United States is one of the most unique governing documents in modern political history.  It is over 200 years old yet it is still looked to by world leaders and citizens alike to provide guidance on what is considered lawful behavior.  While there is arguably little in the way of step Read More