Religious Liberty

Federal judge declines to block Mississippi religious freedom law

"The law, set to take effect July 1, recognizes ... that "(a) marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman; (b) Sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage; and (c) Male (man) or female (woman) refer to an individual's immutable biological sex as objectively determined by anatomy and genetics at time of birth." Jurist

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Mississippi passes religious freedom legislation

"Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed into law a bill safeguarding the religious liberty of individuals and organizations who refuse to participate in same-sex weddings or gender identity transitions. Bryant, a Republican, announced today (April 5) via Twitter that he signed House Bill 1523 -- the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act."  Miss. adopts religious freedom bill

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Department of Justice Issues Final Rule Extending Religious Liberty Protections to Beneficiaries of Federally-Funded Programs

"...under the new regulations, a religious organization that is awarded a grant to carry out a social service must notify any beneficiary, in writing, that he or she may not be discriminated against based on religion and may request an alternative provider if he or she objects to the religious character of the organization. In addition... Read more about Department of Justice Issues Final Rule Extending Religious Liberty Protections to Beneficiaries of Federally-Funded Programs

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