Religious Liberty
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First win

Religion | Court allows first lawsuit from religious groups against the contraceptive mandate to proceed, saying the groups face immediate harm
by Emily Belz
Posted 12/07/12, 11:08 am

NEW YORK—A federal district judge ruled for the first time Wednesday that religious organizations do have standing to sue the federal government over the health insurance law’s contraceptive mandate.

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Losing more ground

Marriage | The pro-family referenda winning-streak ended on Election Day, which could lead to more attacks on religious liberty
by Les Sillars
Posted 11/30/12, 01:27 pm

The 32-state winning streak for pro-family state referenda ended on Nov. 6. By narrow margins, voters in Maryland and Washington approved legislation legalizing same-sex “marriage,” voters in Maine legalized a voter initiative, and Minnesotans rejected a constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

The laws go into effect in December and January, and observers predict a flurry of weddings and more attacks on religious liberty.

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Signs and Wonders 11.30

Newsworthy
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 11/30/12, 11:02 am

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