Man Who Identifies as Woman Pleads Guilty to Shooting Coworker for Being Taunted Over Gender Identity

Man Who Identifies as Woman Pleads Guilty to Shooting Coworker for Being Taunted Over Gender Identity

MERCER, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man who identifies as a woman has pleaded guilty to attempted murder after shooting his coworker in 2016 when he allegedly continued taunting him about his plans to present himself as female. Zachary McClimans, 23, who goes by the name Claire, was arrested in November 2016 after shooting Jayson Hall, 42, inside the […]

Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Against Indiana Law Banning Abortion of Down Syndrome Children

Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Against Indiana Law Banning Abortion of Down Syndrome Children

CHICAGO, Ill. — A federal appeals court has unanimously ruled that an Indiana law that bans the murder of unborn children based on a Down Syndrome diagnosis or any other disability is unconstitutional because it places an “undue burden” on a “woman’s right” to obtain an abortion. “The State urges that the non-discrimination provisions represent a ‘qualitatively […]

Church Leaders Write Open Letter Opposing Physician-Assisted Suicide Proposal in Guernsey

Church Leaders Write Open Letter Opposing Physician-Assisted Suicide Proposal in Guernsey

(The Christian Institute) — Legalizing assisted suicide in Guernsey would be dangerous for everyone on the island, church leaders say, and politicians should instead focus on caring for the vulnerable. Representatives from dozens of island churches took the “exceptional” step of writing an open letter to citizens, warning, “As a community we need to celebrate […]

Army Chaplain Facing Possible Discipline for Declining to Conduct Marriage Retreat After Lesbian Signs Up

Army Chaplain Facing Possible Discipline for Declining to Conduct Marriage Retreat After Lesbian Signs Up

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A Southern Baptist Army chaplain is pushing back after a military investigator concluded that he discriminated against a lesbian woman by declining to conduct a marriage retreat after learning that she had signed up to attend the event with her partner. According to the First Liberty Institute, the unnamed Army equal opportunity […]

Oklahoma House Panel Advances Bill Protecting Religious Convictions of Foster, Adoption Agencies

Oklahoma House Panel Advances Bill Protecting Religious Convictions of Foster, Adoption Agencies

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — An Oklahoma House panel has advanced a bill that protects the religious convictions of faith-based foster and adoption agencies, in that they may decline to place children in certain households if the arrangement would violate the tenets of their faith. “To the extent allowed by federal law, no private child-placing agency receiving […]

Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood

Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Republican governor of Tennessee has signed into law a bill that defunds the abortion and contraceptive giant Planned Parenthood, as well as any other organization that performs abortions. “It is the policy of this state to favor childbirth and family planning services that do not include elective abortions or the promotion of […]

U.S. Supreme Court Declines Appeal of Ruling Against Pastor Who Preaches Outside Planned Parenthood

U.S. Supreme Court Declines Appeal of Ruling Against Pastor Who Preaches Outside Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a ruling that overturned a lower court decision granting a preliminary injunction to a Maine minister who asserted that he was being unlawfully targeted by police outside of a Planned Parenthood facility for his pro-life preaching. The high court declined certiorari in the […]

Judge Leaves Injunction in Place Against Ban on Transgenders in Military as Matter Moves to Trial

Judge Leaves Injunction in Place Against Ban on Transgenders in Military as Matter Moves to Trial

SEATTLE, Wash. — A federal judge has left in place the previous injunction on President Trump’s military service ban for those with gender dysphoria, putting on hold the newest presidential memo issued in alignment with recommendations from Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis, but allowing the government to prove that it was motivated by a […]

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