Steve West

Steve is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute mid-career course.

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Religious liberty gaining momentum in court

Religious Liberty | An Arizona Supreme Court ruling could influence other cases
by Steve West
Posted 9/24/19, 04:07 pm

The Arizona Supreme Court last week rebuked states and municipalities that overzealously enforce anti-discrimination laws.

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A positive sign for religious therapists

Religious Liberty | New York City seeks to withdraw ‘conversion therapy’ ban
by Steve West
Posted 9/17/19, 03:27 pm

Faced with a likely legal defeat, the New York City Council is thinking about repealing an ordinance banning so-called “gay conversion therapy.”

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The right to say no

Religious Liberty | HHS defends Vermont nurse’s right not to participate in abortion
by Steve West
Posted 9/03/19, 05:43 pm

In its statement of values, the University of Vermont Medical Center says it respects “the dignity of all individuals” and promises to respond to their spiritual needs. Yet in one respect, it appears to have fallen short: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources notified the Burlington, Vt., hospital last week it violated federal law when it forced an operating room nurse to assist with an abortion against her religious beliefs.

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