Florida Female Student Who Identifies as Male Sues to Use Boys’ Restroom, Locker Room at School

Florida Female Student Who Identifies as Male Sues to Use Boys’ Restroom, Locker Room at School

ORLANDO, Fla. — A female student in Florida who identifies as a male has filed a lawsuit along with her parents in an effort to obtain access to the boys’ restroom and locker room facilities. The 15-year-old, who is only being identified as John Doe in the legal challenge, has suffered from gender dysphoria since […]

Atheist Group Won’t Persist in Complaint Against Music Teacher Who Played ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ During Announcements

Atheist Group Won’t Persist in Complaint Against Music Teacher Who Played ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ During Announcements

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — A Tennessee chapter of one of the most conspicuous professing atheist groups in the nation has decided not to persist in its complaint against a music teacher at a public elementary school who played Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” during the morning announcements. “FFRF-ETC is not going to continue to pursue this issue,” Aleta Ledendecker […]

Mother Sues Teachers for Allegedly Assigning Islamic Propaganda to Seventh Grade Students

Mother Sues Teachers for Allegedly Assigning Islamic Propaganda to Seventh Grade Students

CHATHAM, N.J. — A mother in New Jersey has filed suit against her son’s school district, principal and several social studies teachers after one of his homework assignments for his seventh grade World Cultures and Geography class included watching two specific Islamic-themed videos that she found to be coercive propaganda. Libby Hilsenrath and her son, who […]

Democratic Congressmen Again Introduce ‘Darwin Day’ Resolutions in House, Senate

Democratic Congressmen Again Introduce ‘Darwin Day’ Resolutions in House, Senate

WASHINGTON — Two Democratic congressmen have again introduced “Darwin Day” resolutions in the House and Senate in an effort to commemorate the birthday of the controversial “father of evolution.” Rep. James Himes and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, both of Connecticut, submitted the resolutions, which would recognize Feb. 12 as a day to celebrate the life of Charles […]

Irish Prime Minister Says He Will Campaign for Liberalization of Abortion Laws

Irish Prime Minister Says He Will Campaign for Liberalization of Abortion Laws

LONDON (Reuters) — Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Saturday that he would campaign for a liberalization of the country’s restrictive abortion laws ahead of a referendum in the coming months, adding that his views on the issue had evolved. Varadkar’s government plans to hold the referendum as soon as May to loosen some of […]

School Board Member Concerned After Homework Assignment Claims Christians, Muslims Worship Same God

School Board Member Concerned After Homework Assignment Claims Christians, Muslims Worship Same God

ELGIN, Ill. — “Do you know what your children are being taught: Muslims believe in the same God as Christians and Jews?” That’s the question a school board member in Illinois recently posted online after her daughter came home with an assignment that included an article claiming that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. […]

Judge Issues Injunction Against University That Penalized Christian Club for Requiring Leaders to Refrain From Homosexual Behavior

Judge Issues Injunction Against University That Penalized Christian Club for Requiring Leaders to Refrain From Homosexual Behavior

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A federal judge appointed to the bench by then-President Barack Obama has issued a temporary injunction in favor of a Christian group at the University of Iowa that had been de-recognized for not allowing a student to serve in a leadership position because he refused to adhere to the group’s biblical beliefs […]

Appeals Court Declines to Reconsider Ruling Against High School Football Coach Who Lost Job for Praying on Field

Appeals Court Declines to Reconsider Ruling Against High School Football Coach Who Lost Job for Praying on Field

BREMERTON, Wash. — The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has declined to rehear a ruling from last August that denied relief to a Washington football coach who was put out of a job in 2015 as school district officials decided not to renew his contract in the midst of a battle over his desire to pray […]

Woman Sexually Abused by Sports Doctor Larry Nassar Presents Gospel in Victim Impact Statement

Woman Sexually Abused by Sports Doctor Larry Nassar Presents Gospel in Victim Impact Statement

LANSING, Mich. — A former gymnast who had been sexually abused by sports doctor Larry Nassar when she was 15 presented the gospel on Wednesday in delivering her victim impact statement in court. Rachael Denhollander was the first woman to speak out in 2016 after USA Gymnastics was accused of failing to properly handle sexual assault […]

Judge Denies Boy Who Identifies as Girl Injunction to Use Girls’ Locker Room to Change for Gym Class

Judge Denies Boy Who Identifies as Girl Injunction to Use Girls’ Locker Room to Change for Gym Class

CHICAGO — A Cook County judge has declined to issue a preliminary injunction in favor of a male high school student who identifies as a girl and wishes to use the girls’ locker room to change for gym class. Judge Thomas Allen ruled that the Illinois Human Rights Act does not mandate “full and equal […]