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.
A Juvenile Court judge in Nashville urged Tennessee’s legislature and Governor to reject a bill permitting state-funded, faith-based foster care providers to discriminate on the basis of religion.
Michigan’s newly elected Attorney General has determined that taxpayer-funded adoption agencies may not discriminate, “no matter the rationale,” ending a lawsuit brought by the ACLU.
Education Secretary Refuses to Enforce Church-State Funding Protection After Trinity Lutheran Decision
Betsy Devos announced that the Education Department will no longer enforce provisions of federal law barring religious orgs from taxpayer funds for providing private school student services.
The Supreme Court today left intact the principle that the state may not grant taxpayer funds to houses of worship for religious purpose, for now anyway…