What is going on in the fight over LGBTQ nondiscrimination and foster care?

The Fulton decision was not as sweeping a victory for religious objectors to same-sex marriage as CSS and many of its allies hoped. Nor was the decision as fatal to protections for LGBTQ people as Philadelphia and some of its allies feared. Instead, the Supreme Court resolved the case before it, giving little guidance for future religious freedom conflicts.

Court should uphold nondiscrimination in government contracts

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.

Providing notice of rights protects religious freedom

The newly proposed rule eliminating notice requirements for beneficiaries should be withdrawn.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.

The COVID-19 stimulus packages and houses of worship

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.”