Judge Rules City Can’t Ban Farmer From Selling at Market for Conducting Business in Accordance With Religious Beliefs

Judge Rules City Can’t Ban Farmer From Selling at Market for Conducting Business in Accordance With Religious Beliefs

LANSING, Mich. — A federal judge has granted an injunction to a Michigan farmer who was banned from selling at a local farmer’s market for operating his business in accordance with his beliefs on marriage. “The City of East Lansing must grant Country Mill Farms any necessary license and allow Country Mill Farms to sell its […]

Trump Administration Backs Baker Who Declined to Make Cake for Same-Sex Celebration

Trump Administration Backs Baker Who Declined to Make Cake for Same-Sex Celebration

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a Colorado baker who was ordered to make a cake for an event celebrating the union of two homosexual men. “The department filed an amicus brief in this case today because the First Amendment protects the […]

UK Retailer John Lewis Removes ‘Boys’ and ‘Girls’ Labels From Children’s Clothes

UK Retailer John Lewis Removes ‘Boys’ and ‘Girls’ Labels From Children’s Clothes

(The Telegraph) — John Lewis has launched a range of gender-neutral children’s clothes, becoming the first retailer in the country to remove “boys” and “girls” labels. The department store said it did not want to “reinforce gender stereotypes” with its childrenswear, which now has unisex labels on all clothing from 0-14 years. School uniforms are […]

California Insurance Agency Penalized for Not Covering ‘Cosmetic Procedures’ for ‘Gender Transitions’

California Insurance Agency Penalized for Not Covering ‘Cosmetic Procedures’ for ‘Gender Transitions’

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. — An insurance agency in California has been leveled with a $200,000 administrative penalty for declining to cover cosmetic procedures and other “gender transition”-related services for seven patients in the state who identify as transgender. The California Department of Managed Health Care recently sent a letter to Health Net to outline its findings following […]

Photographer Who Won’t Shoot ‘Gay Weddings’ Not Subject to Law Because She Doesn’t Own Storefront

Photographer Who Won’t Shoot ‘Gay Weddings’ Not Subject to Law Because She Doesn’t Own Storefront

MADISON, Wisc. — A Christian photographer who had a statement on her website advising that she will not shoot same-sex “weddings” is not subject to local public accommodations laws because she doesn’t operate out of a physical storefront, a Wisconsin court said it would rule in a forthcoming opinion. Amy Lawson of Amy Lynn Photography Studio had filed […]

Microchip Implants Chart New Territory, But Some Experts Say They Are Ethical Nightmare

Microchip Implants Chart New Territory, But Some Experts Say They Are Ethical Nightmare

(Yahoo News/Good Morning America) — A vending machine software firm recently implanted about four dozen of its employees with Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) microchips that it says will allow the employees to navigate the office more conveniently. But the move has raised concerns about potential ethical and security issues. Three Square Market, based in Riverdale, Wisconsin, […]

Bridal Shop Temporarily Closes Doors Over Threats for Declining to Assist Lesbian Seeking Wedding Gown

Bridal Shop Temporarily Closes Doors Over Threats for Declining to Assist Lesbian Seeking Wedding Gown

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — A bridal shop in Pennsylvania has temporarily closed its doors after reportedly receiving threats for declining to assist two lesbians who came to the Christian-owned business in search of a wedding dress. “We at W.W. Bridal Boutique strongly believe that when a man and a woman come together to be joined as […]

Wisconsin Company to Offer Microchip Implants to its Employees

Wisconsin Company to Offer Microchip Implants to its Employees

(Fox Business) — A Wisconsin tech company says they are about to become the first business in the U.S. to offer microchip implants to its employees. Three Square Market (32M), a River Falls-based software design company, says starting August 1st, it will be offering microchips to all their employees. The chips will be implanted underneath […]

Federal Court Halts Illinois Religious Refusals Law Believed to Require Abortion Referrals

Federal Court Halts Illinois Religious Refusals Law Believed to Require Abortion Referrals

ROCKFORD, Ill. — A federal court has granted a preliminary injunction against an Illinois law that several pregnancy care centers believed might force pro-life doctors to provide referrals to women seeking to obtain an abortion. “Plaintiffs have … demonstrated a better than negligible chance of showing that a law compelling the health care provider with conscience-based objections to abortion […]

Washington Florist Told She Must Service ‘Gay Weddings’ Appeals to U.S. Supreme Court

Washington Florist Told She Must Service ‘Gay Weddings’ Appeals to U.S. Supreme Court

RICHLAND, Wash. — A Washington florist who has been accused of discrimination for declining a regular customer’s request that she create floral arrangements for his same-sex ceremony is taking her case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Barronelle Stuzman of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington had provided a referral to the customer instead. “Barronelle is an artist with […]

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