Texas Senate Approves Bill Requiring Restroom Use to Correspond With Birth Certificate

Texas Senate Approves Bill Requiring Restroom Use to Correspond With Birth Certificate

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Senate approved a bill on Tuesday that would require those using restrooms and locker rooms in government buildings and public schools to use the facility that corresponds with the sex on their birth certificate. Following approximately five hours of debate, Senate Bill 6 passed 21-10 mostly along party lines, with Sen. Eddie […]

Religious Liberty Group Pushes Back Against Efforts to Stop Ceremonial Prayers at Air National Guard Base

Religious Liberty Group Pushes Back Against Efforts to Stop Ceremonial Prayers at Air National Guard Base

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — A Texas-based religious liberties legal group is pushing back against an atheist activist organization’s efforts 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 First Liberty Institute sent a letter on Tuesday to Col. James […]

European Court of Justice Rules Employers Can Ban Wearing of Religious Symbols

European Court of Justice Rules Employers Can Ban Wearing of Religious Symbols

(Evangelical Focus) — The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that employers are allowed to ban employees from wearing visible religious, political and philosophical symbols in the workplace. The ban must be based on internal company rules, requiring all employees to “dress neutrally” and “it cannot be based on the wishes of a customer,” […]

Judge Awards Tri-Custody of Child to Former Couple and Their ‘Polyamorous’ Lover

Judge Awards Tri-Custody of Child to Former Couple and Their ‘Polyamorous’ Lover

NEW YORK — A New York judge has awarded tri-custody to a former couple and their neighbor, who they entered into a “polyamorous” relationship with over a decade ago. “Tri-custody is the logical evolution of the Court of Appeals decision in Brooke S.B., and the passage of the Marriage Equality Act and DRL [Domestic Relations […]

Obama Judge Rules School Field Trips to Christian Sports Complex Violate Constitution

Obama Judge Rules School Field Trips to Christian Sports Complex Violate Constitution

JOPLIN, Mo. — A federal judge appointed to the bench by then-President Barack Obama has ruled that local public schools who took students on field trips to a Christian sports complex in Missouri violated the U.S. Constitution. M. Douglas Harpool opined on Thursday that the voluntary trips to Victory Ministries and Sports Complex were “an impermissible entanglement […]

Controversial New Hampshire ‘Bathroom Bill’ Tabled After Hundreds Express Opposition

Controversial New Hampshire ‘Bathroom Bill’ Tabled After Hundreds Express Opposition

CONCORD, N.H. – A hotly-debated New Hampshire “bathroom bill” that would allow men and women to use restrooms and public facilities of the opposite sex depending on their “gender identity” was narrowly tabled by the state legislature on Thursday. New Hampshire state law currently prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and other personal characteristics. […]

Female Minister Who Identifies as Male Asserts: ‘God Is Transgender’

Female Minister Who Identifies as Male Asserts: ‘God Is Transgender’

AUSTIN, Texas — A female minister in Texas who identifies as male recently declared at the state capitol that “God is transgender” in expressing her opposition to a proposed bill that requires those using restrooms and locker rooms in government buildings and public schools to use the facility that corresponds with the gender on their birth certificate. […]

Indiana Lawmakers Considering Bill Protecting Religious Expression in Public Schools

Indiana Lawmakers Considering Bill Protecting Religious Expression in Public Schools

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Lawmakers in Indiana are considering a bill that would protect religious expression in public schools, from student prayer to the wearing of religious symbols and messages and the citation of one’s religious beliefs in school assignments. Rep. John Bartlett, D-Indianapolis, recently introduced H.B. 1024, which passed the House 83-12 and is now being contemplated […]