Texas Senate Advances Religious Refusal Bill

Texas Senate Advances Religious Refusal Bill

Written by Don Byrd The Texas Senate approved Senate Bill 522 on second reading by a 21-10 vote. The legislation would allow county clerks to recuse themselves from the issuance of marriage licenses if doing so would conflict with their religious beliefs. The...
Texas Inmate Wins Kosher Food Lawsuit After 12-Year Legal Dispute

Texas Inmate Wins Kosher Food Lawsuit After 12-Year Legal Dispute

Written by Don Byrd The Becket law firm yesterday announced the end of a lengthy dispute over the denial of kosher meals to Orthodox Jewish inmates in Texas’ prison system. Max Moussazadeh dropped his suit upon his release from prison after the state agreed to...
Texas Judge’s Prayer Practice Challenged as Unconstitutional

Texas Judge’s Prayer Practice Challenged as Unconstitutional

Written by Don Byrd A lawsuit filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) claims a Texas judge violates the separation of church and state through his practice of opening courtroom sessions with a prayer led by a minister. The San Antonio Current reports:...