Religious Liberty
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Christians win and lose at European human rights court

Religious Liberty
by Whitney Williams
Posted 1/15/13, 01:30 pm

Religious freedom is a right, but not without limits, Europe’s top human rights court said Tuesday after issuing two religious liberty rulings. 

In the first case, the court ruled British Airways (BA) discriminated against a Christian employee by making her remove her crucifix. But in the second case, the court stood behind a U.K. charity that fired a marriage counselor who refused to provide sex therapy to same-sex couples.

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Court blocks ban on gay therapy for minors

Religious Liberty
by Whitney Williams
Posted 1/02/13, 10:45 am

A federal appeals court shortly before Christmas blocked a California ban on “reparative therapy,”  giving concerned parents the right, for now, to seek counsel for a child with homosexual tendencies.

The first-of-its-kind ban would have gone into effect yesterday, before a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an emergency order putting the law on hold until the court can hear full arguments on the measure’s constitutionality.

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Christian counselor discrimination case settled out of court

Religious Liberty
by Leigh Jones
Posted 12/13/12, 01:00 pm

A Michigan college that lost its fight to expel a Christian counseling student over her beliefs about homosexuality has agreed to settle the case.

Eastern Michigan University (EMU) announced earlier this week it would not appeal the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling issued in January. As part of an agreement to dismiss the case, the school paid Julea Ward $75,000.

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