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Recalibrating Canada’s scales of justice

First Amendment | Religious liberty experts warn last week’s ruling against a Christian law school will have wide-ranging effects
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 6/19/18, 02:21 pm

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday that a law association acted “reasonably” when it declined to accredit a proposed Christian law school because of its Biblically based conduct code. The 7-2 majority on the court ruled that Trinity Western University’s requirement that all students and faculty commit to Biblical sexual ethics in singleness and marriage discriminates against prospective LGBT students, reducing the “diversity” of the legal profession.

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Living to fight another day

Religious Liberty | The Supreme Court narrowly rules for the Christian baker in Masterpiece, while strongly condemning Colorado’s treatment of religious beliefs on marriage
by Emily Belz
Posted 6/04/18, 02:48 pm

After six years of litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of Christian cake baker Jack Phillips in the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. This case was one of the most-watched of the term, and was the first big showdown between gay rights and religious freedom since the court forced states to legalize same-sex marriage in 2015.

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Adoption defense

Religious Liberty | A wave of new laws provides vital protection for faith-based adoption and foster agencies—but LGBT advocates are putting up a fight
by Jamie Dean
Posted 5/24/18, 04:06 am

On the floor of the Kansas House chamber in May, Rep. Diana Dierks warned her fellow lawmakers of going down the path of SS agents in 1940s-era Nazi Germany.

The cause for the Republican’s alarm: a bill protecting faith-based adoption agencies that operate according to religious beliefs when finding families for needy children.

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