Colorado Supreme Court Declines to Hear Wedding Cake Refusal Case

Colorado Supreme Court Declines to Hear Wedding Cake Refusal Case

Written by Don Byrd The Colorado Supreme Court this week declined to hear the appeal in a controversial case involving cake shop owner Jack Phillips, who refused on religious grounds to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The decision leaves in place a...
State Legislatures Wrestle with Same-Sex Marriage Objectors

State Legislatures Wrestle with Same-Sex Marriage Objectors

Written by Don Byrd Earlier this week, I posted about the “Pastor Protection Act” that is making its way through the Georgia legislature. The bill purports to allow clergy to refuse to perform marriage ceremonies that violate their religious beliefs. Of...
Religious Liberty in the October 2015 Supreme Term

Religious Liberty in the October 2015 Supreme Term

Written by Don Byrd The October 2015 term of the U.S. Supreme Court is underway. As usual, there are several religious liberty questions the Court may decide to resolve. Here is a brief overview of some of the cases I am watching: Petitions Denied School Vaccination...