Today, a federal court finally agreed with the self-evident truth that the Constitution simply does not permit these kinds of bans."
Court orders university to reinstate Christian club booted for refusing to elect LGBT activist
By Fr. Mark Hodges Jan 26, 2018
A Christian group has prevailed in court and will be reinstated as a campus organization after being stripped of club status for disqualifying an active homosexual from running for its leadership position.
U.S. District Court Judge Stephanie Rose granted a temporary injunction blocking the University of Iowa’s (UI) ban against the campus Christian group Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC). Tuesday’s decision allowed BLinC to recruit at a fair in the student union on Wednesday. Read more- https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/26/illinois-judge-rejects-transgender-students-demand/
Judge rejects transgender student’s demand to change in girls’ locker room
By Alex Swoyer - The Washington Times - Friday, January 26, 2018
An Illinois judge denied a transgender student’s request Thursday to change clothes with female students in the girls’ locker room at a public high school.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, which represents Nova Maday, a biologically male student at Palatine’s Township High School District 211, had petitioned a trial court last year, arguing the student should be treated like other females and not be forced to change clothes behind a curtain. Read More-
Court Rules in Favor of Constitutional Amendment Saying There’s No “Fundamental Right to Abortion”
Steven Ertelt Jan 10, 2018 | 7:31PM Nashville, Tennessee
In 2014, Tennessee voters added “Amendment 1” to the state Constitution. The key wording was in the beginning: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.”
Just days after voters approved Amendment 1, Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit challenging Tennessee voters’ decision. Eight voters, including a board chair of Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee, challenged the outcome in which Amendment 1 passed 53% to 47% .
The outcome was upheld on April 21, 2016 by Circuit Court Judge Michael Binkley who said the language for how votes for amendments should be counted is “unambiguous.” The ruling then went to the federal appeals court level.
Yesterday, in a resounding victory for pro-life Tennesseans, judges on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals have rejected the pro-abortion effort to overturn the 2014 voter passage of Amendment 1. Read more at- http://www.lifenews.com/2018/01/10/court-rules-in-favor-of-constitutional-amendment-saying-theres-no-fundamental-right-to-abortion/ related story about- (The right to abortion in Illinios at) http://www.roarpa.org/spiritual-battles/abortion
Victory! Huge Outcry Stops Dangerous Attack in Blue State
Last month, we told you about a push by the Delaware Department of Education to allow school children to self-identify their sex – as well as their race – without their parents’ input. With backing from the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and the leading LGBT lobbying group, it looked like this policy would sail through.
But then the radical policy ran into a wall of opposition orchestrated by Nicole Theis, who heads Family Policy Alliance’s allied organization, Delaware Family Policy Council. She reached out to parents and other concerned citizens to inform and rally them to action – and even made an appearance on Fox & Friends. As a result, in the last week Nicole and her team delivered 8,000 comments and petitions to the Governor and the Department of Education.read more- https://familypolicyalliance.com/issues/2017/12/07/victory-huge-outcry-stops-dangerous-attack-blue-state/
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council praised policy guidance released today by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service that makes clear the agency will protect religious freedom and will not discriminate against anyone based on their beliefs regarding marriage and sexuality. The guidance, titled “First Amendment and Religious Beliefs: Questions and Answers,” states that “[o]pinions about same-sex marriage, gender identity, and sexual morality are all matters of public importance... USDA respects the First Amendment rights of USDA personnel, as well as non-USDA personnel working at facilities inspected by USDA, to share their varying viewpoints on these topics, whether through oral discussion, the display or distribution of literature, or other means.” To read more:http://www.frc.org/pressrelease/usda-directive-a-victory-for-religious-freedom-says-family-research-council
Court orders liberal prof to pay hefty fine for violating pro-life students’ free speech
FRESNO, California, November 16, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A federal court has ruled that a Fresno State university professor must pay $17,000 in damages and undergo First Amendment training.
Gregory Thatcher, a professor of public health, violated the free speech rights of students belonging to the Fresno State Students of Life club when he erased their pro-life chalk messages and recruited his students to do the same. After hearing Fresno State Students for Life v. William Gregory Thatcher, a federal court issued an order that forbids Thatcher from interfering with the student group’s free expression. read more-https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/court-slaps-california-prof-with-hefty-fine-for-violating-pro-life-students