A proposed Labor Department rule that would allow federal contractors to discriminate in hiring for government-funded positions “is a harmful and unnecessary expansion of the existing religious exemption,” according to BJC in a public comment submitted in opposition earlier this week.
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled that under state free speech and religious freedom law, Phoenix is prohibited from enforcing a nondiscrimination ordinance against businesses refusing to create custom same-sex wedding invitations.
A judge approved a settlement reached between Maryland’s Carroll County Commission and plaintiffs challenging the constitutionality of the commission’s prayer policy.
A federal court in Texas ruled that a public school must make a religious accommodation for two male students with long braids that violate the dress code and allow them to participate in extracurricular activities.
A New York court has upheld the state’s recent decision to end all religious exemptions from vaccination requirements to attend school.
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the Pennsylvania House’s policy of barring non-theists from delivering opening invocations is lawful, overturning a trial court, which found it unconstitutional.
A federal court says a state can refuse to allow secular individuals (other than government officials) to conduct marriage ceremonies, dismissing a constitutional challenge to a Texas law that only authorizes officers of a religious organization or secular governmental officials for that function.
In response to the growing threat of religious violence around the world, the U.N. General Assembly declared August 22 the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.
Proposed Labor Department rule would expand right of federally funded contractors to discriminate based on religion
This week, the Trump administration announced a new Labor Department rule that would broaden protections for employers who receive federal contracts to be able to hire and fire employees on the basis of the employer’s religious beliefs.
A ruling issued by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a case out of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, offers the first case to lean heavily on the Supreme Court’s Bladensburg cross case decision.