Religion in Schools Updates: Florida, Kentucky, Indiana

Religion in Schools Updates: Florida, Kentucky, Indiana

Written by Don Byrd Yesterday, the Kentucky House passed with an 81-8 vote a bill that purports to protect religious expression in public schools. Senate Bill 17 is headed to Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin for his signature. The bill specifies that students may pray...
Kentucky Senate Passes Religious Expression in Schools Bill

Kentucky Senate Passes Religious Expression in Schools Bill

Written by Don Byrd Late last week, the Kentucky State Senate passed SB 17, a bill advocates claim will bolster the religious freedom rights of students and teachers in public schools. Among other things, the measure permits students to “engage in religious...
State Religious Freedom Legislation Updates: CO, VA, KY, WY

State Religious Freedom Legislation Updates: CO, VA, KY, WY

Written by Don Byrd Over the last week, a number of state legislatures have added religious liberty measures to their list of bills as new sessions have gotten under way. Here is a rundown of a few of the measures that caught my eye: Colorado: House Bill 1013 was...
Kim Davis Saga Ends as Judge Dismisses Case Over Marriage Licenses

Kim Davis Saga Ends as Judge Dismisses Case Over Marriage Licenses

Written by Don Byrd Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was sent to jailĀ over her refusal to allow her office to issue marriage licenses last year following the Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling. Now the case against her has been dismissed after a change in state law...