Washington State Supreme Court Upholds Ruling Declaring Florist Must Service ‘Gay Weddings’

Washington State Supreme Court Upholds Ruling Declaring Florist Must Service ‘Gay Weddings’

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington State Supreme Court has unanimously upheld a ruling against a florist accused of discrimination by providing a referral for a regular customer’s request for the creation of floral arrangements for his same-sex ceremony rather than fulfilling the order herself. “Discrimination based on same-sex marriage constitutes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. […]

Atheist Activist Group Seeks to Stop Ceremonial Prayers at New Hampshire Air National Guard Base

Atheist Activist Group Seeks to Stop Ceremonial Prayers at New Hampshire Air National Guard Base

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — A prominent professing atheist organization is seeking to put an end to prayers and Bible readings that are presented by a chaplain during ceremonies at a Air National Guard base in New Hampshire. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently sent a letter to the leadership of Pease Air National Guard […]

NFL Says It Might Keep Future Super Bowls Out of Texas If ‘Bathroom Bill’ Becomes Law

NFL Says It Might Keep Future Super Bowls Out of Texas If ‘Bathroom Bill’ Becomes Law

A spokesman for the National Football League (NFL) has suggested that the organization might keep future Super Bowls out of Texas if a proposed bill requiring restroom use at government-run facilities to correlate with birth gender becomes law. “If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law [in Texas], […]

Oklahoma Rep. Submits Bill Requiring Father’s Consent for ‘Host’ Mother to Abort Their Baby

Oklahoma Rep. Submits Bill Requiring Father’s Consent for ‘Host’ Mother to Abort Their Baby

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — A Republican lawmaker in Oklahoma has proposed a bill that would require fathers to provide written consent for the mother of their child—who he refers to as the “host” of their baby—to obtain an abortion. Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Albany, recently introduced H.B. 1441, which reads, “No abortion shall be performed in this […]

Virginia Lawmakers Pass Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood, Governor Vows Veto

Virginia Lawmakers Pass Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood, Governor Vows Veto

RICHMOND, Va. — Lawmakers in Virginia have passed a bill to defund the abortion and contraception giant Planned Parenthood, as well as all other abortion providers—a move that the Commonwealth’s Democratic governor has vowed to veto. HB 2264 passed the Senate 20-19 along party lines on Tuesday, a week after likewise clearing the House of […]

U.S. House Committee Takes First Steps to Overturn District of Columbia’s Assisted Suicide Law

U.S. House Committee Takes First Steps to Overturn District of Columbia’s Assisted Suicide Law

WASHINGTON — A committee of the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Monday in favor of overturning a recently-passed law in the District of Columbia that allows terminally-ill patients to seek out physician assisted suicide. The 22 to 14 vote among the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was mainly along party lines, with the only Republican […]

Democratic Washington State Governor Issues Proclamation Recognizing ‘Darwin Day’

Democratic Washington State Governor Issues Proclamation Recognizing ‘Darwin Day’

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Democratic governor of the state of Washington recently issued a proclamation recognizing Sunday, the 208th year of Darwin’s birthday, as “Darwin Day.” Gov. Jay Inslee signed the proclamation on Jan. 31, which urged all Washington residents to join him in “this special observance.” “Darwin’s discovery of natural selection continues to serve […]

Trump Admin Withdraws Obama-Era Request for Stay of Block on ‘Transgender’ Restroom Use Policy

Trump Admin Withdraws Obama-Era Request for Stay of Block on ‘Transgender’ Restroom Use Policy

WASHINGTON — In what appears to some as being a signal that the Trump administration is not going to defend the Obama administration’s directives requiring public schools to allow male students who identify as female—and vice versa—to use the restroom that correlates with their “internal sense of gender,” the U.S. Department of Justice has withdrawn […]

St. Louis Passes Proposal Adding Women Who’ve Aborted to Non-Discrimination Ordinance

St. Louis Passes Proposal Adding Women Who’ve Aborted to Non-Discrimination Ordinance

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The city council of St. Louis has approved a proposal that adds women who’ve had an abortion to the city’s non-discrimination ordinance. Board Bill 203 was presented by Alderman Megan Green, who said that the protections were necessary to keep employers and landlords from acting adversely when a mother chooses to the end […]

Americans Nationwide Take to Streets to Call for Congressional Defunding of Planned Parenthood

Americans Nationwide Take to Streets to Call for Congressional Defunding of Planned Parenthood

Pro-life Americans nationwide took to the streets on Saturday to call on Congress to defund the abortion and contraception giant Planned Parenthood. Demonstrations took place in a reported 45 states and at over 200 Planned Parenthood locations, from California to Alabama, to New York and Florida, with some gatherings drawing dozens and others drawing hundreds. […]