With so many pressing challenges facing our country, we know that many specific policy changes will take time. In the meantime, here’s what we think the Biden administration should do.
BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman looks at the Fulton v. Philadelphia case, which is a legal clash over religious objections to same-sex marriage and nondiscrimination policies that protect the LGBTQ community being fought in a particularly sensitive arena: the government’s foster care system.
While affirming the important distinction between public and private institutions, the seemingly simple holding in the Espinoza case masks a more significant shift in the law.
The newly proposed rule eliminating notice requirements for beneficiaries should be withdrawn. The rule shows a fundamental disregard for vulnerable recipients of government aid who cannot be expected to know the boundaries of religious liberty in this context.
BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman reviews the COVID-19 stimulus packages and questions houses of worship should consider. “We know that many Baptists are concerned about the constitutionality and advisability of financial entanglements with the government, and rightly so.”
BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman offers analysis on the Fairness for All Act. “Conversations are crucial for all sides to understand our religious differences and find ways we can protect religious liberty for all.”