After employees of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum kicked out a dozen Catholic high school students for wearing hats inscribed with pro-life messages after the Pro Life March, the institution has been put on notice to prepare for further action by both the U.S. Congress and a law firm that is now representing six of the students.
A judge in New Mexico decided that a Christian photography studio violated the state’s Human Rights Act when it refused to photograph a lesbian union and has ruled against the studio’s claim that their religious rights were violated.
Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services (HHS), issued an announcement late Friday afternoon indicating that her department will ignore the concerns of religious employers regarding HHS rules mandating health insurance coverage for sterilizations and contraception, including some that cause abortion, except to allow religious groups a year to comply with the law.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
A Federal District Judge has ruled in favor of a public school teacher who sued after being ordered to remove banners from his classroom because they contained the words “in God we Trust” and “God Bless America.”