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Extreme makeover

Transgenderism | Starbucks covers cosmetic surgery for transgender employees
by Harvest Prude
Posted 7/06/18, 03:23 pm

Starbucks recently expanded its benefits to cover additional procedures for transgender employees, including cosmetic changes, the company announced late last month.

The company has covered sex change surgery since 2012 and will now include breast augmentation or reduction, hair transplants, facial feminization, and electrolysis.

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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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Alliance Defending Freedom

Supreme Court orders state to reconsider florist case

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/25/18, 01:04 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court ordered Washington state courts to review the case of Christian florist Barronelle Stutzman in light of its recent ruling about a baker’s religious freedom. Stutzman faces unprecedented punishment from the state, including threats to her personal assets, because her Biblical beliefs about marriage prevented her from making custom floral arrangements for a same-sex wedding.

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