Bonnie Pritchett

Bonnie reports on First Amendment freedoms for WORLD Digital.

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The nondiscrimination paradox

First Amendment | American attitudes about religious liberty are shifting
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 8/14/18, 04:01 pm

An increasing number of Americans—almost 50 percent—agree business owners should be allowed to refuse to service same-sex weddings if doing so violates their religious convictions. But respondents also overwhelmingly support LGBT nondiscrimination laws—the very laws that put Christian business owners on the defense.

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The free speech fight over DIY guns

First Amendment | Government reaches to regulate 3D-printed firearms
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 8/07/18, 03:51 pm

Dueling lawsuits filed in federal courts in Washington state and Texas last week seek to control the home production of 3D-printed plastic guns. Gun rights and free speech advocates say the state and federal government actions threaten the right to bear arms and stymie speech before it is uttered or, in this case, downloaded.

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Transgender rights trump privacy rights in public schools

Religious Liberty | Two federal courts uphold school policies allowing transgender students to use the facilities of their choice
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 7/31/18, 03:16 pm

Oregon public school students heading back to class this fall should be prepared to share restrooms, locker rooms, and showers with students of the opposite sex, courtesy of a federal court ruling handed down last week. And students in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey could face a similar situation given a newly revised ruling from the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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