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Alliance Defending Freedom

The florist, the baker, and the policymakers

First Amendment | Supreme Court tells Washington state to revisit religious liberty case
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 6/26/18, 03:28 pm

A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday in the case of Christian florist Barronelle Stutzman linked her fate to that of Jack Phillips, the baker who stood by his convictions about marriage and won a narrowly focused high court victory earlier this month. The justices ordered the Washington state Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling against Stutzman in light of the decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

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Indiana teacher ousted over pronoun spat

First Amendment | Orchestra instructor’s case could test free speech protections for public school employees
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 6/12/18, 02:48 pm

In the name of inclusion, a central Indiana school district has alienated parents and ousted a popular high school orchestra teacher in a dispute over transgenderism. Without notice and before almost 300 residents, the Brownsburg Community School Corporation  announced Monday night it had accepted John Kluge’s letter of resignation—a document Kluge said he submitted under duress.

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Future still murky for Christian bakers

First Amendment | The Supreme Court’s recent decision leaves room for interpretation
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/05/18, 12:06 pm

The government cannot coerce Colorado baker Jack Phillips to bake cakes for gay weddings, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, but the future remains uncertain for other Christians in the wedding business. Though seven of nine justices agreed in Masterpiece Cakeshop v.

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